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by BananaRepublic
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible

Surely if Gaugemaster call there current Prodigy Controller the Advance 2 then its predecessor just called the prodigy Advance is valid to be called the Advance 1, there is no mention on the Gaugmaster website of the Squared reference ? Well they actually refer to it as the squared. See the web sit...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible

The 2 in the name of the current model should be in superscript, to indicate "squared" (i.e. Prodigy Advanced Squared). And the meaning of 'Squared' is what. Model 1 superceded by Model 2 I understand - Squared does not compute. I've no idea why they chose "Squared" The current ...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 backwards compatible

...I have one of the Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2 system......... ......I was wondering if the earlier model used with the Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 1 would work..... Paul, I hope you don't mind me pointing out that there is no such thing as a "1" or "2". The 2 in the name of...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: Hornby TTS Sound, any good?

Some (possibly all) of the TTS decoders are proving to have problems working with various DCC systems.
There are lots of reports of people having difficulty with these decoders.
Hornby are supposed to be working on a solution to the problem.


by BananaRepublic
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 14
Views: 1558

Re: Controllers

Hi ....the PA2 is excellent value at around £232 ish (Track shack). The Prodigy Advance squared is listed at £210 from Rails of Sheffield. As others have said, the Roco MultiMaus is an excellent little system. If only it could read back CV's. The short lived MultiMaus Pro could read CV's, but it wa...
by BananaRepublic
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 14
Views: 1558

Re: Controllers

...Looking at the gauge master prodegy Or the power cab.... Which Prodigy system did you have in mind? Gaugemaster sell 3 of the 6 MRC Prodigy systems under their own name. These are the basic "Prodigy Express squared", the fully featured "Prodigy Advance squared" and the "...
by BananaRepublic
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Bachmann Dynamis Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Re: Bachmann Dynamis Pro

its always intrigued me why they use IR for it, the only thing i can think of is to get a better battery life out of it? They use IR because that's what ESU provided the system with (Dynamis is a version of ESU's budget Navigator system). Presumably, ESU chose IR in order to contain costs to get th...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Recent DCC advances?
Replies: 44
Views: 4230

Re: Recent DCC advances?

An old mucker who lives and works in Canada has seen the present hardware and tells me the decoder size is going to be challenging for HO and OO, he estimated inch and a quarter wide and over two inches long..... The first board is quite large at 58.6 x 28 x 5mm. The company say they are working on...
by BananaRepublic
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Roco Multimaus controller
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Roco Multimaus controller

Just curious if a Roco Multimaus controller is able to be used as a cab with an NCE command station. I know that all digital components are supposed to be interchangeable but do not know if it extends to cabs and DCC base stations...... .....Vice versa as well could the Procab be used in the Roco a...
by BananaRepublic
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Does anyone know
Replies: 26
Views: 2203

Re: Does anyone know

It's because 3 comes between 4 and 2.
Which is symbolic as the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42.



by BananaRepublic
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC points controller
Replies: 15
Views: 2109

Re: DCC points controller

Off the shelf options.... Lenz system users can use an LW150 module to operate points from a mimic panel. Each LW150 can operate up to 16 accessory addresses and power 32 panel LED's. More modules can be added. https://www.huenerbein.de/yanis42/system/modules/y42_ishop/web/images/product/lenz-digita...
by BananaRepublic
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Point decoders
Replies: 28
Views: 2760

Re: Point decoders

If you wish to retain the use of that switch panel, it can be converted to DCC, but will incur extra expense in buying the necessary electronic interface.
by BananaRepublic
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Point decoders
Replies: 28
Views: 2760

Re: Point decoders

Gilbert, how do you control your points at the moment? Do you use a mimic panel or a switchboard of some kind? If you are determined to go down the path of DCC controlled points and wish to rip out all that wire, it is possible to convert your mimic or switch panel to DCC operation. Alternatively, a...
by BananaRepublic
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Point decoders
Replies: 28
Views: 2760

Re: Point decoders

Getting rid of miles of wire for the 51 points - is that already existing wire, or from your layout plans?
by BananaRepublic
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: The usual question ... on DCC controllers but ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2584

Re: The usual question ... on DCC controllers but ...

The power pro is over twice the price of a power cab here in the UK. The power supply for the power pro is an optional extra at extra cost. The power supply for the power cab is included. Roger, read what I posted again. quote: "buying the PowerCab starter system, with a definite intention to ...

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