i've got the hornby scotsman R3284TTS which comes DCC with sound as standard. I'm using Railmaster (version 1.07) on Windows 7 32bit. When RM was first installed (less than a week ago) it did a full successful update, and i successfully activated RM online. The loco does run perfectly, no problems there.
The loco is brand new so has the default setup, but i am getting a different list of sounds showing in the loco settings, to what it says in the hornby manual for this loco. Also in the loco settings within RM, there are some sounds not available which are shown in the loco manual list, and most are different. Also a few play a different sound to how its described on the button (e.g. "guard whistle" plays a steam engine wheelslip sound. I havent had the loco on a program track yet.
When setting up the loco, i selected R3284TTS correctly from the Name database, and used ID number 0003, so i assumed this would all get set up automatically. i originally had it set as ID number 0001 because i didnt know about the 0003 ID number requirement, when set as 0001 the loco would not move and had no sound. Maybe this is why i havent got the setup as per the loco manual?
In loco settings, i've tried pressing the "set default functions", pressing it toggles through "steam 1", then "steam 2" and so on, but none of the options bring up the sound list as per the loco manual. maybe this is because i pressed wrong buttons when first setting it up, but surely restoring to default should clear any errors i made?
To get the full list of sounds and functionality as shown in the loco manual,do i need to mess about reading/writing CV's on a program track? I'm not too bothered at this stage about endless fine tuning of sounds (although i'm sure i will do eventually!), i'd just like the full list available, mainly because there as a few fundamentals (like drain cocks, blow-off and valves) not even available in any of the drop down menu's in loco settings.
the loco manual shows 17 sound functions, but the detault options in RM have much less.
its so confusing when half of the functions in the list play a totally different sound when clicking the sound button???
i'd rather not use a program track at the moment, can this be setup programmed on the main line?
on another note, when first installing RM, it did a full update of railmaster software (to 1.07) i cant remember if it updated the firmware on the E-link controller. i've noticed new firmware and drivers are available on the hornby website, should i update all the RM software and drivers again, update the firmware on the E-link, and why does the hornby site only have software and firmware available for ELITE and SELECT, the vague install instructions seem to imply that the firmware is the same for ELITE and ELINK?
when i do upgrade RM software, am i likely to lose my activation, i've seen other threads where this has happened. if so should i deactivate before upgrading, then re-activate after upgrade (i'm worried about doing this in case i end up having to mess on with hornby customer help and lose the use of the e-link.