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by BromsMods
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE Power cab / Pro cab question.
Replies: 36
Views: 13655

Re: NCE Power cab / Pro cab question.

The PowerCab is a good system but it is basic. It'll run 2 OO trains, maybe 3 at the same time but the controller only keeps the last 2 trains used in the stack. It can be upgraded but it seems you pay a hefty price for this with the 10 amp booster costing over 200 quid (really!) while the SB3a sma...
by BromsMods
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy Advance Wireless
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: Prodigy Advance Wireless

No, it is a TRUE wireless system!
by BromsMods
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prodigy Advance Wireless
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: Prodigy Advance Wireless

Does say it is a wireless conversion set so should be all that's needed. I'll give them a call Monday. Can't find new for less than£200 so £150 seems reasonable from a respected model shop. Would still like to here from anyone who has experience of the wireless version. Anyone? If you are talking a...
by BromsMods
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Bromsgrove
Replies: 61
Views: 10400

Re: Bromsgrove

I'm sure that you know by now that we are in the process of closing down.

In addition to the crazy discounts already in place we are offering FREE POSTAGE on ALL non-commercial orders to UK addresses placed between 3.00 pm (GMT) on Friday 2 November and 11.00 am (GMT) on Monday 5 November
by BromsMods
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE Power cab / Pro cab question.
Replies: 36
Views: 13655

Re: NCE Power cab / Pro cab question.

They are not quite the same thing: the Power Cab is a Power Pro controller with the addition of a built-in command station. The Power Cab can act as a stand-alone system, where the Power Pro controller needs to be attached to a command station to work (the command station may be a Power Pro system ...
by BromsMods
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE Power cab / Pro cab question.
Replies: 36
Views: 13655

Re: NCE Power cab / Pro cab question.

I think it's important that we get the terminology right here. The PowerCab is the NCE starter system. This can be upgraded to a more powerful version of the PowerCab with the addition of the Smartbooster (SB3a) which will provide a 5 amp system and give immediate control of 6 locos in the handset c...
by BromsMods
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Amazing - Thank you
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: What decoder?

If it's a Bachmann 03 you've got see http://www.bromsgrovemodels.co.uk/bachm ... cinstr.htm
by BromsMods
Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: decoder problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1701

Re: decoder problem

If you are using the PowerCab you don' need to do any calculations, the system will do it for you. I do suspect it is the decoder, though. Just to check that programming is working sorrectly I suggest you try another short address.
by BromsMods
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 8 to 21 pins and back again
Replies: 11
Views: 4369

Re: 8 to 21 pins and back again

I'm not sure what the J4 and J5 are all about but I don't think there are any diodes on either side of the board. J4 provides a separate connection for use of Function 3 (Green) where some locos are not wired through for use of this function. You can solder a small piece of wire or use silver condu...
by BromsMods
Fri May 11, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: CV Settings for converted Analogue locos
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: CV Settings for converted Analogue locos

But in order to use DecoderPro you'll need a USB interface to link your PowerCab to a computer.
by BromsMods
Fri May 04, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: PCI cards and USB controllers
Replies: 30
Views: 3840

Re: PCI cards and USB controllers

In keeping with this thread, anyone into model rail enough to actually have point motors probably also wants to hook a computer up to their layout Not so, and a peculiar logic is being applied here I feel. I don't see the connection and its almost as though you are acting as a troll through this th...
by BromsMods
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which Controller Again
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: Which Controller Again

Either way, one has to repeat press to achieve and hence the need to see which speed has been achieved. Bit of a mouthful, sorry. Which is why on the NCE system you would use the thumbwheel, which enables you to increase/decrease speed as fast/slow as you like, with the actual speed step currently ...
by BromsMods
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which Controller Again
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: Which Controller Again

Thanks for your response Flashbang. On the face of it, I am leaning strongly towards Prodigy Advance 2 due to a proper speed knob allied to incremental keys for fine control and a significant saving over Power Pro 5A + tx. The NCE systems provide a choice on their PowerCab and ProCab throttles of b...
by BromsMods
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: One loco programmed to run but two running!
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: One loco programmed to run but two running!

What make of decoder is installed in the runaway loco?
by BromsMods
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Is there a test tool...
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: Is there a test tool...

poliss wrote:There's the RRampmeter. A snip at a mere £50.94.


Or cheaper if you shop around!

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