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  1. Hi Alexander, I would try a post on the Hornby website forum as they have a dedicated thread with lots of Railmaster users who might be able to assist you better. At which point is it failing to work? When you install Railmaster onto you PC there is a PDF guide, might be out of date, so go to the Hornby website as there are updated pdf documents that will go through exactly what you need to do to install and set it all up. I have found that you need to follow the instructions exactly relating to your Windows versoin otherwise it can go wrong and not work correctly! Regards Ian
  2. I agree, any scenery will get damaged, but as that has a fixed middle is there anyway to reverse the hinges so each side lifts up? If that's possible then the scenery would be protected as the two halves would lift and the scenery would face each other. Just a quick comment, Not really looked into hinges or anything. Cheers Ian
  3. Some of the plastic kit spray varnish will bleach all of the colour out of the printed sheets, have a guess how I found that out! I use inkjet fixative spray varnish. Cheers Ian
  4. I have the same controller and using the recommended 15v DC 2amp power supply. The output from power supply I'm using is 14.88V DC. When measured at the track with a volt meter set to AC i'm getting a reading of slightly over 16v AC I've not had the issues you are having but then again I'm running on a small N-gauge Layout but even the BUS wires I'm using on this are 1.0mm² Speak to Bill who makes the controller and writes the APP, he's always available to help if required. EDIT:- Just seen Bill has replied!
  5. Hi Have just bought this system to try out. I've never really been a fan of using PC's or touch screens to run a Loco much preferring to use a rotary control knob. Touch screens are great for operating points though! This is was all packaged up very nicely inside a cardboard box. Conections to go to the track and the 2amp 15v input to power it all. Inside the box! This is just the interface between the APP and the layout. This is the WiFi version which allows more than one Andriod device to be connected, the Bluetooth version only allows one Andriod device. The app is Locomotive Wifi DCC 3 which can be found in the play store. I have been trying the basics out and it all works rather well! You set upto 50 locos in the roster and then call them up into the throttle screen where you can switch between 4 locos. You can name each loco and each function for that loco, also select which of the 28 functions are latching or momentary, great if you have more than one horn and don't wish to keep turning it on/off. Turnouts also work with no issues and again can be named to suit your layout. The CV read/write operates with no issues on my mixed bag of decoders so all good. For the price I think its a very good solution. I'm in no way connected to this, just thought I'd post a quick overview. Will post a full review once I've had more time playing, but so far so good! There is no separate progamming track but I'm used to that and have a DPDT switch set up to flick between main track and program track. Link below to ebay for the different modules or even a bare PCB if you want to build one yourself! https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/cuthbertw/m.html?item=233936143653&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 I have been in contact with the designer and Bill has come back to me very quickly taking on board some of my comments to improve the app. Any questions just ask and I will do my best to answer. Cheers Ian
  6. Yes the R8247 will work fine with the Elite.
  7. Well what can I say? There was too many of XXXXX type layouts so nothing of interest to me. Far too many traders instead of layouts The car parking and food was a rip off. Not enough room between layouts so you couldn't get to see tham all, thyis lead to being constantly hit by rucksacks! Don't get me started on the crap signs so ended up missing loads of stuff. The entrance fee was way too high! Wont be bothering again. Look someone had to do it just to make you feel warm and cosy inside An outstanding job to ALL at BRM for making this happen very enjoyable weekend. I very much enjoyed Phil's layout build, an N-gauge version would be a very nice diversion! Working in the food indsutry never been so busy, lock down what lock down! Thanks again to all those involved. Ian
  8. Yes, bought the set at the weekend! not unpacked it yet, and working away from home! Once I get it on a base board I will post it here. Got to say it’s a very nice set! Yes it has a proper sound chip which the EZ-Command won’t be able to do it justice, but it will control the first 10 functions its bomb proof and you could easily sell it if not required! Got mine at Mansfield model rail exhibition from Benhams trains and things. web site below http://benhamsonline.com/ I had the last one but he was going to order more. The price was outstanding! Give David a phone call and ask if he can get one in for you! Cheers Ian
  9. Another great weekend. Today seemed quieter than usual, but still busy. A big thanks to the Scouts for looking after us with food and drink. A great relaxed family show. Cheers Ian
  10. Hi traction hows things mate

    Befour  i go into detail i thought id as regards to signals are you formula with how to set up signals on the Hornby railemarster useing the elink as my controller ? 

    If so id love to hear from you 

    Thanks mate Gavin  

    1. traction




      Unforutnately I've not set up any signlas using Railmaster.

      Infact I've not used Railmaster for probably over a year!


      You may find asking a question on the Hornby forum in the Railmaster thread will bring quicker replies.


      Sorry I couldn't be more help.





    2. gavco


      Thats cool thanks for your reply i really appreciate it 

    3. gavco


      Hi all  just let you guys know that found something that do what im looking for it is a

      Atles 200 snap relay

      Thanks gavin 








  11. Nice Gareth! Will have to pop in when I get time! Not been in for a good while now, shops looking good! Cheers Ian
  12. Gaugemaster prodigy express with Wi-Fi module. Then use appropriate app on Android or IPhone to control everything. Cheers Ian
  13. I think that comment is somewhat unfair and not a little rude. If you listen to Laurie's interview with Jenny (link posted earlier) he does explain about the limitations he was working to, be that time or using existing models. He also says what he would liked to have done. So to just post a comment saying they chose the wrong consultant is harsh to say the least. I for one will be ordering a set of the locos as I think they are actually pretty good, the kids at an exhibition would love them on a suitable layout. Steampunk seems to be a broad term, this range looks to be a starting point. We all are aware that we need to bring new people in to the hobby this could be a great start. Cheers Ian
  14. Chrissaf, did an excellent tutorial on the Hornby forum for this:- https://www.Hornby.com/uk-en/forum/programming-accessory-decoders/?p=1/ Just scroll through the thread to find the star of his post, it's quitw long but very useful. That should help. Cheers Ian
  15. Hi Nigel, Have you looked at the Team Digital SMD84? It will do the easy addressing but it's also quite a useful but of kit that can be programmed to do routes etc. Has a built in CDU as well. I have two of the SMD82 units, the only difference being the Loconet support. They will operate two solenoid from one output! Might be worth looking at? https://www.digitrains.co.uk/shop-by-brand/team-digital/smd84.html Above is a link to Digitrains as they have some in stock. http://www.teamdigital1.com/prod_catalogue/smd84_product/smd84.html The above is a link to the Team Digital web site where you can download the manual. Some of it looks daunting at first but it can be easy or more complicated to set up depending on what you want it to do. Just a thought. Cheers Ian
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