Class 25 DCC sound

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Class 25 DCC sound

Postby AndyCott » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:10 pm

I have got the class 25 with sound, Was running it on my layout this morning and it was working fine, lights, sound etc. But then all of a sudden the loco made a strange sound and the sound stopped and the loco continued around the track slowly with just the lights on under it's own *power* I now have now control over it, won't change direction, no sound, no speed control. As soon as I put it on the track it starts running.

Is the decoder fried?

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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby Roger (RJ) » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:14 pm

Hi Andy,
Are you still using the Select? Try resetting it. A reset can cure all kinds of strange behaviour, though I must say, it does sound as though it may be a chip fault. Nothing to lose by trying a reset.

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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby AndyCott » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:47 pm

Thanks Roger, Is that a reset of the Select unit?
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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby Roger (RJ) » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:50 pm

Yes

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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby AndyCott » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:38 pm

Sorry mate, misread your answer durrr.

I've reset the unit and now the loco is just *dead*.

Think I'll be phoning Bachmann in the morning.
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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby Roger (RJ) » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:44 pm

Oh dear, sorry to hear that. Good luck

Just had a thought. The decoder might have defaulted to address 03. Might be worth seeing if it will respond to that address.

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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby AndyCott » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:51 pm

Roger (RJ) wrote:Oh dear, sorry to hear that. Good luck

Just had a thought. The decoder might have defaulted to address 03. Might be worth seeing if it will respond to that address.



Thanks mate, I'll try that.
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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby Bigmet » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:53 am

The original event you describe sounds to me like an outright decoder failure. The ESU sound decoder used by both Bach and Hornby for their RTR sound locos are good robust items, not prone to the loss of address problems that are typical on low cost decoders. But like any complex manufactured item an internal fault is always possible, and that's most likely what has happened here. Are you still within warranty, because if so the retailer is the first resort.

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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby AndyCott » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:06 pm

Been in touch with Bachmann and they tell me it is the decoder that is fried and it's just out of warranty :cry: Approx £100 to repair :evil:
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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby poliss » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:24 pm

Who did you buy it from? The 12 month guarantee limitation is long gone.
"If your goods are not satisfactory you may be able to make a claim for up to 6 years in England and Wales and 5 years in Scotland after the purchase of your goods, for a refund, repair or replacement."
http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/after_ ... ourrights/

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Re: Class 25 DCC sound

Postby AndyCott » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:32 pm

poliss wrote:Who did you buy it from? The 12 month guarantee limitation is long gone.
"If your goods are not satisfactory you may be able to make a claim for up to 6 years in England and Wales and 5 years in Scotland after the purchase of your goods, for a refund, repair or replacement."
http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/after_ ... ourrights/



I have heard about that. I was going to see the legal advisor at work on Monday to see where I stand. Got it from a store in Broadmarsh Centre, Nottingham.
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