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by Silver Surfer
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE Upgrade (Feb 2011)
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: NCE Upgrade (Feb 2011)

Thanks John

Nice to see my £370 Power Pro system is keeping up with its £135 little brother.... :lol:

Mike
by Silver Surfer
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Point Wiring for DCC
Replies: 30
Views: 4990

Re: Point Wiring for DCC

Peco code 75 points and now most of their new code 100 electrofrog points now have insulated gaps in the two closure rails. Sorry to play with words Flash but how can you have an 'insulated gap'? it's either a gap or it's insulation. I know this gap provides an electrical break in the rails when th...
by Silver Surfer
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Point Wiring for DCC
Replies: 30
Views: 4990

Re: Point Wiring for DCC

these are the new points with the insulated bits in , and I intend to use DCC. Not sure what insulated bits they are? I don't recall seeing any insulated bits except those in insulfrogs - mind you I don't use code 75. Word of warning to those buying Peco electrofrog points. If you want to do this c...
by Silver Surfer
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE Upgrade (Feb 2011)
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

NCE Upgrade (Feb 2011)

John at Bromsgrove Models has just informed us of an upgrade coming out in February for users of NCE PowerCab and PowerPro systems in the form of a new EPROM upgrade. You must have registered your kit with NCE to qualify for the discounted price for the upgrade which you install yourself following s...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC issues with NCE power cab
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: DCC issues with NCE power cab

No Mark Your post indicates that you have issues with your current DCC set up (whatever that is) further issues with the decoders fitted to your loco's and even further issues with the running of two engines, so why entitle your thread along the lines of having issues with a power cab? DCC issues - ...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC issues with NCE power cab
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: DCC issues with NCE power cab

Sorry oggy but I agree with John on this one as your terminology infers a DCC problem with a powercab - that's the reason I read your post in the first place and is unusual in that there are normally no issues with NCE products. If you really want to see what's involved in changing CV's with a power...
by Silver Surfer
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC issues with NCE power cab
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: DCC issues with NCE power cab

The instructions in the manual are good.... However, if you want to get the best out of your Powercab you'll need some decent decoders - TCS: Lenz and Zimo all come highly recommended. The Bachmann one you've got tends to reset itself to 3 when there's a short circuit and as for the other one - well...
by Silver Surfer
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motors
Replies: 44
Views: 4802

Re: Point motors

They have always seemed OK with me when I have been in the shop. Nice guys but look what rubbish you've finished up with as a result of their OK'ness. I bet you also paid top dollar for what you got as well !!!! Take a tip from me (it's free and a result of about 50 years in railway modelling - yes...
by Silver Surfer
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Decoders
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Re: DCC Decoders

Thankyou all i am a bit better informed know i suppose as with anything i will get better as i progress with my dcc option wiring seems a little easier for a start and with all the help on here im sure any costly mistake can be avoided thanks again If wasting your money is considered as a 'costly m...
by Silver Surfer
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motors
Replies: 44
Views: 4802

Re: Point motors

Preferably not your local Retailer who more than likely will be intent on selling product and not necessarily giving you best advice . Remember me suggesting this? This is an example of very poor advice, not best - he wants locking up, firstly for ever suggesting WD40; secondly, for selling you kit...
by Silver Surfer
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motors
Replies: 44
Views: 4802

Re: Point motors

Quick update, The surface mounted point motors work perfecf when not attatched to the track :? :? Sounds like a friction problem Andy, so check the alignment. In my experience solenoid motors needed to be perfectly level and at a perfect right angle to the throw of the tie bar, the point itself had...
by Silver Surfer
Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE power cab etc
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: NCE power cab etc

Unfortunately many have had problems with that type of decoder - before shelling out on the Power Cab, try a decent decoder something like a TCS or Lenz.

Mike
by Silver Surfer
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE power cab etc
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: NCE power cab etc

Bought the Bachmann Patriot and fitted the basic Bachmann 8 pin decoder. Initially it ran fine, but now starts to jerk frequently - in any event I was looking to purchase an NCE power cab- the £130 or so sytem. I assume I can adjust all CV's and make the Patriot run properly with this controller? D...
by Silver Surfer
Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: NCE Powercab Query...
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: NCE Powercab Query...

Drop a PM to John Russell at Bromsgrove Models (he's on here as 'Bromsmod') and I'm sure he will be able to answer your dilema.

Mike
by Silver Surfer
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motors
Replies: 44
Views: 4802

Re: Point motors

Hi Andy Sounds like you need to talk to someone about model railway electronics/electrics - glean some information on a one to one basis. Preferably not your local Retailer who more than likely will be intent on selling product and not necessarily giving you best advice. Try a local model railway cl...

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