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  1. just noticed the additional plate between the baseboard and the seep motor. Look at interesting item. Is it 3d printed?
  2. the wires should be connected as follows track feed - red to pin 8, black to pin 4, the blue wire to pin 7, white to pin 6, yellow to pin 2.
  3. This the interface you need for the Power Cab https://www.ncedcc.com/online-store/USB-Interface-for-Power-Cab-p38322160] Look at Digitrains, Coastal DCC or DCC supplies to name just a few.
  4. Thanks Howard I can now click in the link. Brian
  5. I can see the November issue on exact editions but the usual click here for BRMTV is missing at the moment.
  6. Agreed. Had mine for 8 years and have never regretted buying it. Forgot to mention, The Model shop offer free delivery on orders over £60. (no connection to the company but this could be a bonus!)
  7. Both Digitrains and The model centre are showing as having stock but unfortunately slightly higher price @ £180 and £178 respectively.
  8. So from the picture this looks like a loksound v4. The orange cable should be connected to the vacant solder pad next to the red cable. If the solder pad is damaged and you have a multimeter you can find which pad on the reverse side is connected to the damaged pad and solder the cable to that pad instead. Once you know it is all working again you could always desolder the decoder from the pins and fit a blanking plate. Sell the decoder and recoup some of the cost for the loco. V4 decoders still fetch a good price secondhand.
  9. Thanks for the hard work put in to make a great weekend. I have just done the survey, but was dispappointed not to be able to select Graham Foulston's Lakeside as he was missing from the layout feature list!
  10. I believe the head/ tail lights are getting the positive directly from track via the diodes. I've checked that the positive from the pad to the light sping is totally severed from the diodes and resistors on the PCB. All worked fine using either the lenz (positive wire not used) or the Bachmann 6 pin albeit on F0 I haven't done a reset yet so may try that and try again. Takes me a little while getting used to programming a new chip type. I've mainly stuck with the Lenz standard +v1 & v2 or the 21 pin silvers. Looking at the manual, I think you're righ
  11. Hi Nigel The MX617n has 6 functions. The 2 on the pins are for the head/tail lights and the other 4 are on pads at the top of the decoder. There is also a positive common and ground pads. I have attached to the positive and F02 pads on the decoder. I have altered the CV's for the head/tail lights and altered the CV's for the function output for the interior lights so it comes on F5 The CV for the tail light on pin 6 has also been altered to operate on F2 but only illuminate when travelling forward. The Zimo is a little more complicated than th
  12. I have just received my first Zimo chip a MX617N 6 pin chip and have successfully altered the function outputs. F0 now only controls the Forward lights F2 now only controls the Tail lights F5 controls the interior lights and have been dimmed down. The chip has now been fitted to my Derby light weight dummy coach having modified the pcb so the interior lights can be controlled from the chip. My issue is with the tail lights on the dummy controlled by the Zimo. At the moment if F2 'off' = illuminated and F2 is 'on' = off. tail lights stay off. The moto
  13. Having now received my Zimo MX617N pin pin chip I sat down and dismantled the dummy car again. I removed the lenz chip and inserted the zimo and soldered the interior lighting cable from the lighting spring to the chip. To my suprise the interior lighting wouldn't work. The only way I was able to get it to work was to cut the V+ track and solder a second cable from the common positive tab.
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