Jump to content
Image restoration from pre-May 2021 continues and may take an indefinite period of time.

getting confusedof programming decoders


Recommended Posts

I am fairly new to dcc and have only bought 3 bachman decoders (the 3 functions one).

Because of the problem in getting these at the moment i went for the Hornby sapphire r8245.

what i dont understand with this decoder is how do i know what the F functions are for this decoder?

You see the Bachman decoders told me this on the instuction sheet but this Hornby makes no mention of them.

Whatever function button i press nothing happens except for the light on/off switch on the dynamis controller.

i really want the shunting mode, but what number function button is it? Do i have to programme this myself ad if so how do i do it?

thanks for any replies.

Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks Adrian i looked for that on Hornby site and couldnt find it!

i see that the default on the decoder is set to off which i will change but what function button will control it when i change the cv setting?


As far as I can tell, once you change CV112 the loco is in shunting mode (no function for on/off), so you would use programming on the main to switch modes. It's not the most elegant way to implement it.



Link to post
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...