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Signature: Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

Bio: RAF aircraft apprentice 1960-63, 96th Entry of Lord Trenchard's Brats, hence the handle and avatar. RAF fitter, then technician leaving as a Chief Technician multi-trade skilled in 1984 Engineer in the aircraft industry 1984-2009, mainly product support for various MoD aircraft, ending my days as Design Authority for RAF/MoD airfield arrestor gear in UK & overseas. Now retired. β-tester.

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RAF96

10430 posts


Reported to Adam.

 

It says the  reviewer was JimmyJames who is a forum member.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

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Smartrains

Have you raised your concerns with Hornby Customer Care or do you just want us all on the forum to say ‘hear-hear’ and applaud your soapbox opinion. We forum members have absolutely no influence on Hornby who likely will remain unaware of your ranting as they do not monitor every post.

 

Over the years there have been many Hornby ‘knockers’ but we still see then on the forum so I guess they are still buying the kit.

 

If you honestly do not like the brand and their products then you can do as others do when disatisfied with any purchase - vote with your wallet and go over to another brand. You may be surprised that the grass is no greener over the fence than it is this side.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

10430 posts


@SmarTrains

Railmaster is a Hornby product, their internal processes are of no concern to the customer. It should be maintained regularly, and patched with new locos as and when they are released. Every other software and hardware manufacturer in the world seems to be able to do this.

 

Got to disagree completely with your statement above.

 

Any hardware update usually has to be paid for as a new product. I have never seen a hardware update where the manufacturer has contacted me to say your kit needs modifying to keep it current unless it was a safety issue. Hornby excepted as I can update the firmware in my Elite f.o.c.

 

The majority of software (not freeware) that I own has paid major updates and if I don’t pay for these they can soon become incompatible with modern OS. RM excepted until the next major update cited in their documentation likely as point v2.0. Rocrail is the only software I know of that has constant updates but this is open source so not in the same category as commercial software.

 

I leave Microsoft out of the equation as their OS software is so flawed as to be liable under the sale of goods act as barely fit for purpose.

 

 

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

10430 posts


Not sure if I should be responding to such an odd post or just deleting it, but it certainly begs the questions ...

Why do you want to destroy them. Do they contain data of national security importance or just a few music files.

Have you tried to use them after each of your listed attempts of destruction to gauge effectivity.

Have you tried a simple ‘overwrite many times’ application.

Failing that burn them, not in a DVD burner but a fire, although depending upon your local council by-laws this may be illegal.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

10430 posts


The Select cannot as yet connect to a PC, so you either mean they were running OK on the Select previously outwith RM or they are running OK now in RM using either an Elite or eLInk.

 

Regardless of that, which locos are we talking about by R-number as not in the database.

 

If they are TTS locos then as you type in the search box all likely R-numbers come up to pick from but notice that TTS locos only have T after the R-number not TTS as you would expect. You can also search for the Class of loco e.g Hall or A4 or FS, etc and pick a similar one. If the loco chosen is the wrong colour then look for the correct colour in the lost or in the RM Locos folder.

 

Make sure you are using the very latest copy of RM downloadable from the link at top of page as often HRMS will slip in new locos without using a formal revision update.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

10430 posts


@BagEndJct

Wait for RM v1.70 and associated HH app coincident updates release.

Couple of weeks time according to the rumour mill.

....

Any sign of these much awaited updates? I guess the answer is "no" else the link at the top of the page would have been updated!

 

Nothing that I know of so maybe month end.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

10430 posts


@Postman Prat

It's a long way!!!       Wink

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the ... err ... across the sea.

 

 

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

10430 posts


Depending upon age and usage it is likely to be wear in the rods or one of them is bent and catching on something.

 

Are all the pivot bolts tight and no spacers missing.

 

If you are out of warranty and happy to dismantle then take the body off and disengage the motor from the gears, then check the running gear for free action.

 

If necessary isolate it side to side by stripping off one side at a time until the sticky joint is found.

 

Systematic fault finding step by step until the fault is found.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

10430 posts


Welcome

Pretend its for your pension and keep it as is and get the ‘kids‘ a cheap train set to play with instead.

 

Converting it to electric is likely very possible but would destroy any value it has which may be more than you think.

 

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

RAF96

10430 posts


Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

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