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  1. Sorry i know this is an old post, only i was doing a bit of research on a corrupt dcc signal and this post sent the alarm bells ringing , with regard to a rake of lit coaches. My problem is i a have a fairly large DCC layout, power is supplied via a NCE DB5 and SB5 supplying 5 amps each to 2 power districts , i have 2 rakes of hst fitted with coach lighting and one of the rakes has been a bit erratic on certain sections of track including jerky and unresponsive to some commands like horns but when the power car is tested on a rolling road on the program track it runs perfect . Would be interested to hear what your thoughts on this .
  2. Richard thanks for the reply . All contacts between PCB look ok i assume it must be just one of the contacts as i can get the red to illuminate.
  3. Hi all recently noticed one of my Hornby hst directional lighting was not working so removed body shell for closer inspection it's the one with the spring contacts under the cab. On closer inspection all wiring connections look ok . Placing the spring connections on the 3 connections I can get the red rear lights to come on but not the front white so before I do a factory reset on the ESU V4 decoder has anyone got any ideas of a posible fix.
  4. zedcell

    ESU power pack

    Will check that asap but from memory when the power car was lifted from the track the sound continued but not the motor . Sounds like we have totally different results how strange, I'm sure stay alive or the power pack should briefly maintain sound and power.
  5. zedcell

    ESU power pack

    Yes may have to desolder and try again but they have been soldered all the same just seems a coincidence it's both dummy cars not working.
  6. zedcell

    ESU power pack

    Not trying to adjust anything just trying to get the power packs to work in the dummy cars like they do in the power cars by mirrorIng the cv with power cars.
  7. zedcell

    ESU power pack

    Thanks for the reply it's x4 sound decoders the esu power pack is working in both the power cars ,as when removed from the track the sound continues approx 2 seconds but when i remove the dummy cars the sound stops instantly. Also when running I'm getting intermittent breaks in sound from both the dummy cars. You say disconnect the power pack when reading c.v but the power cars can read all cv with the same connections to the decoder.
  8. zedcell

    ESU power pack

    Hi all ,have recently fitted sound into 2 sets of HSTs with matching pairs of ESU locksound v4.0 decoders and also esu power packs to power and dummy cars. Both power cars work how they should ,unfortunately the power packs are not working in either of the dummy cars. All programing has taken place on a dedicated programe track using a NCE powercab cvs set to mirror power cab cv 113 = 240 Aux 6 disabled cv 315 = 0 Have noticed apart from address cv can't be read on dummy car. Checked pick ups and cleaned wheels . Have started to scratch my head with this . So if anyone has any ideas on this please let me know.
  9. Hi all im in the process of wiring a dcc layout approx 11 mtr x 3 mtr and have decided to supply power to both halves of the circuit via a NCE SB5 and DB5 both supplying 5 amps to each half of the circuit. Have isolated both halves using plastic fish plates, unfortunately i have found my locos with pick ups on both axles shorting out when passing from one isolated section to the next, i know i should have realised this, apart from adding a loner isolated section does anyone have an ideas ?
  10. What was the procedure for doing this was it just a case of sourcing an extra power car and adjusting the cv to run in tandem any tips would be appreciated.
  11. This one i was planning on a pristine finish as it was kept very clean most of the time
  12. Thanks for that terry especially the link.
  13. Hi after viewing this some months ago it has, inspired me to detail my Hornby/Lima Dinysos only i am having problems matching the roof colour from stock photos, ive tried phoenix P155 grey and Railmatches Diesel grey but they look to light. Do you remember what you used on the roof? Regards Richie
  14. Hi all have just started detailing Hornby/lima class 47 FM Blue Pullman Dionysos unfortunately am having problems matching the roof colour have tried Phoenix P155 roof grey and railmatch Diesel grey both look far to light can anyone recommend the right colour would be very grateful.
  15. Any more updates on craftsman as i check this thread regular.
  16. What a nice job you have made of artemis in the fm blue pullman livery i saw in a previous post may i ask how did you create the white pipework above the fuel tanks.
  17. zedcell

    dcc

    Thanks Nigel Do you think it would be possible to set up some form of slow approach using zimo hardware and a BM1 rather than coming to a unrealistic stop as the difference in price between a BM1 & BM2 is quite a lot.
  18. zedcell

    dcc

    Thanks for the reply on this, the slow approach setting is something im interested in but i was under the impression to achive this you would have to upgrade from a BM1 to BM2
  19. zedcell

    dcc

    Yes i have read the manuals and done some research, i would rather here the pros & cons of people who have had some experience with these as against manufactures claims who in my experience tend to exaggerate take the latest scams in the car market ie VW to name just one,
  20. The only thing i find super glue any use for is bonding skin tissue, i think i read some where thats what it was invented for and had extensive use by the us in the Vietnam war. The best super glue ive found is one called Hafix.
  21. zedcell

    dcc

    Hi all Have been doing a bit of research on decoders that support asymmetric control, and have read reviews on some of the decoders that support this function and from most of the reviews i have read zimo seem to be the way to go. Although i do know ESU V4 also support this function, has anyone had any experience with zimo or especially the ezu decoders for this function, would be interested in your thoughts on this subject.
  22. Hi all just thought i would add to this thread, what i wanted to achieve was to impose the whole track plan on to the control panel. first i drew the track plan in anyrail, purchased a sheet of 10mm acrylic sheet and asked my local engraver to engrave the plan on to the acrylic sheet, i then constructed the cabinet from mdf which i sprayed in black.
  23. Thanks brian for the invaluable information on this much appreciated.
  24. Hi Brian, thanks for the tip on the strip board ive now ordered the strip board and relays. Sorry if im making hard work of this, i hope im slowly getting my head around this. Would i be right, looking at the 8 connections on the relay i would only have to use the first 2 as per drawing for use as a switch. Not sure where to connect on relay to activate the bm1 module on relay.
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