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by BananaRepublic
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2014 speculation thread
Replies: 174
Views: 32757

Re: Hornby 2014 speculation thread

I think there'll still be announcements (actual new stuff, not a review of what's already known about) at Christmas. It would be too big a change not to. See the Hornby 2016 thread. The bulk of 2016's new releases were announced on the 26th November, with some more to be announced at Warley on the ...
by BananaRepublic
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Range 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 10815

Re: Hornby Range 2016

Two more models to be announced on Saturday at Warley.




by BananaRepublic
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Recent DCC advances?
Replies: 44
Views: 4231

Re: Recent DCC advances?

......which will offer the full basket of capabilities I am looking for. That includes..... "seamless compatability with DCC" - Already exists, as demonstrated above, systems designed for DCC have been around for years. "DCC equipped locos and wireless dead rail capable locos fully c...
by BananaRepublic
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Recent DCC advances?
Replies: 44
Views: 4231

Re: Recent DCC advances?

Please do enlighten us. Product names, suppliers, web links, whatever. Wireless transmission of DCC signals to DCC decoders on-board battery powered locos, has been around for at least 15 years or more in the shape of commercially available systems. Some of these systems can be used with both dead ...
by BananaRepublic
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC points controller
Replies: 15
Views: 2109

Re: DCC points controller

Suzie mentions the Roco RouteControl, which is long out of production and getting rarer to find secondhand. Basically they're like gold dust. They only work on XpressNet and XBus based systems (e.g. Lenz & Roco). Interestingly, DCC Concepts are bringing out a new interpretation of the RouteContr...
by BananaRepublic
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC points controller
Replies: 15
Views: 2109

Re: DCC points controller

There are a number of modules available that will allow DCC operation of points, signals or even route setting from switches, buttons, mini point levers. This means a mimic panel, bank of switches or even a mini lever frame assembly can directly interface with the DCC system, without having to run m...
by BananaRepublic
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which DCC controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Which DCC controller

For a low priced, but decent starter system, have a look on eBay where you often see brand-new Roco MultiMaus systems being sold. These are offered by dealers/shops who split up brand-new Roco train sets, and sell the contents in separate batches. Make sure what's being sold is a complete MultiMaus ...
by BananaRepublic
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Recent DCC advances?
Replies: 44
Views: 4231

Re: Recent DCC advances?

.....I might add that I am interested in a wireless with onboard rechargeable power control system; technically it's fully possible, still needs work to become a real contender. What I would be looking for includes full compatability with DCC ; so for a start locos with either of conventional DCC o...
by BananaRepublic
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz decoders.
Replies: 14
Views: 1958

Re: Lenz decoders.

Another one here, endorsing the Lenz Standard+

Great value too, with them currently being available for around £13, which cheaper than most of the so called "budget" offerings.



by BananaRepublic
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Smart Phone as DCC Hand Set???
Replies: 18
Views: 2351

Re: Smart Phone as DCC Hand Set???

Why has everyone suggested complicated systems rather than recommend the one built for this purpose? The OP was asking about adding smart device control to his Prodigy Advanced Squared and not asking for recommendations for a new DCC system. That rules out the Z21, unless he decides to change syste...
by BananaRepublic
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere
Replies: 67
Views: 5497

Re: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere

.....But what I'm still hazy about is the power to power the locos' motors: You and others have mentioned that the "booster" amplifies the control signals (why does the command station not put them out at the correct power?) and outputs track power. I really wouldn't worry about this. The...
by BananaRepublic
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere
Replies: 67
Views: 5497

Re: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere

...I thought the "command station" was the clever electronics box that took the input from one or more controllers, and sent the output to the rails in a form of a signal that the engines' decoders can recognise. I thought that in addition to this signal, you need to supply 18v or so AC c...
by BananaRepublic
Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere
Replies: 67
Views: 5497

Re: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere

It's not the LZV100 that is new, but the LH01 throttle that, with the existing LZV100, makes up a new budget starter set. Interesting, because the SET010, as announced at the beginning of 2013, was initially going to comprise of the LH01 handset and a new LZV01 command station. The LZV01 now appear...
by BananaRepublic
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere
Replies: 67
Views: 5497

Re: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere

This statement regarding LZV200 and release 4.0 availability is now showing on the A&H Models website: "LZV200 and Version 4.0 software is a future product that Lenz is working on. The development is a long term project as Lenz incorporates new features and tests for reliability and full c...
by BananaRepublic
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere
Replies: 67
Views: 5497

Re: Lenz 100 out of stock everywhere

It's a shame that it seems as though Lenz are really dragging their heels on this, because as has been said by others, the Set 100 is bullet proof. Mine is 10 years old now... and I'm not saying anything else. :) The Lenz system is solid and reliable, with excellent customer support and backup. How...

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