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Tony Walker

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    Model Railways and diesel galas
  1. Fran, How will the snow ploughs be attached? Will they be linked to the body or attached to the bogies, so the move round when the loco goes around a corner? Please say to the chassis, as the Bachmann 37 looks daft when the snow ploughs move with the bogies. Tony.
  2. Check the direction of the coach and on the controller. The rear lamp needs to be at the rear of the coach, so the direction is important. Change the direction and it should work. Tony.
  3. Andrew, The blue/grey are the FO and the intercity are TSO. Tony.
  4. I've got both blue/grey and intercity coaches and have compared both. I think it's the black roof that highlights the problem, as it doesn't show on the blue/grey version. As for the floor and glazing problems, the coaches I have don't have this, so not sure why this appears to be an issue. Tony.
  5. Peter, I haven't messed with any of the CV's just in case something goes wrong. It would have been good if Bachmann had provided a list of them and what they do, so we could dim the lights or change the function keys around. Might email them and see what they say. Will let you know if I get a response. Tony.
  6. Peter, I've programmed my coaches as though they were a loco and it worked. Coach on the program track, read CV 3 and then programmed a new number. Also read back CV29 to see what it was set on. Must say I was surprised and expected errors, as I assumed it was a function decoder that has been used. I use Lenz DCC system by the way. Tony.
  7. Harry, Sorry for the delay. All I did was cut an oblong hole in the chassis base, to suit the Black Beetle motor, ensuring there was enough clearance for it to turn. Then took a strip of brass long enough to go across the hole. I drill a hole in the centre of it to take the screw to secure the motor. Then located the centres of the bogies and soldered the brass piece to the chassis and carefully bent it upward slightly, so the chassis was parallel with the track. It was a simple as that. If you need a photo, then let me know. Tony.
  8. Harry, Mine is fitted with a Black Beetle motor, but it's been such a long time I'm not sure how I fitted it. If you do want to go this way, let me know and I'll check how I fitted it. Tony.
  9. Francis, See my post in the DCC section on the Dapol Imperium decoder. There's a link to the CV settings that have worked for me. Tony Here's the link .https://www.tcsdcc.com/Customer_Content/Technical_Info/Tech_Manuals/Comprehensive%20Programming%20Guide.pdf
  10. Having purchased a couple of these and had a play using the TCS instruction sheet, all seems to work with this decoder. See link for the instructions. Before you make any changes please ensure you make a note of the current values of any CV's before you change anything. Then if it doesn't work you can always put it back to how it was. https://www.tcsdcc.com/Customer_Content/Technical_Info/Tech_Manuals/Comprehensive%20Programming%20Guide.pdf
  11. Mike, I've recently purchased 68008 but only just fitted a decoder. I've managed to get an ESU Lokpilot Standard 53614 MTC21 and everything works with no modifications to the circuit board. F0 switches front head lights/front tail lights (with reversing) F1 switches on the rear head lights, F2 the rear tail lights, F5 the front halo lights and F6 the rear halo lights. The cab lights come on with F0/F1 and front headlights. Hope that helps you and others re the wiring and what works with this circuit board. Tony.
  12. The paperwork in the Dutch 47 says it's a version 4 decoder, so I assume it must be. Tony.
  13. Dave, I've chipped two class 68's using Lokpilot 53614's. Both worked straight away but I did change two CV's to give full independent lighting on all the lights. I changed CV34 to 1 and CV41 to 2. Then this gave me - FO Front main lights F1 Rear main lights F2 Rear tail lights F5 Front Halo lights F6 Rear Halo lights F7 Front tail lights. I left F3 as shunting mode and F4 as Acc/Dec Off. Hope that helps. I haven't a problem with any of the three cl68's I've done, so there's nothing wrong with the wiring. Tony.
  14. That can be a problem with some wagons, as well as locos. Fitting everything on the buffer beam can result in bogies not turn and derailing. You have to judge what you want to fit and what you need to change, so the wagon or loco still runs and stays on the track. Tony.
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