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Howbiman

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howbiman

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Hattons have fallen out with Bachmann and Rails have fallen out with Hornby......HB

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howbiman

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If the sound is inconsistent and the lights are flickering I would suggest removing the body and checking that the decoder plug is fitted securely in the socket.........HB

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howbiman

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Welcome to the Forum...........R1214 is the item code for the East Coast Express set and not the loco which is why it is dificult to find a service sheet but as this is a fairly recent model HSS 360 C will probably be the one you need.  Download via the Help & Advice pulldown..........HB

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howbiman

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Hornby 2-6-4T showing magnet screw access hole in rear of bunker.........

 

internal detail, I fitted a neo magnet behind the motor block which is hidden behind the motor shunt plate, much improved running but has since been converted to DCC..........HB

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howbiman

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@Mist22

 If I fit a Hornby R8249 should that be OK with the Select please?

Yes, definitely......you should consider soldering in an 8 pin socket to facilitate future changes of decoder rather than hard wiring.........HB

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howbiman

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Welcome to the Forum..........As you have the latest firmware version of the Select you can reset the TTS decoder.  Write a value of 8 to CV8............HB

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howbiman

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Probably a case of lack of power from the 1 Amp PSU that comes with Elink and maybe time to upgrade to the 4 Amp power supply...........HB

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howbiman

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@Cwagler8...........this is the capacitor and wire clamp that need removing prior to wiring in the 8 pin socket......HB

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howbiman

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@JWRStation

 At the moment it is about one per rotation but for a twin should be two

A 2 cylinder loco chuffs 4 times per revolution, each cylinder has twin chambers so chuffs twice and as the 2 cylinders are offset 90 degrees you hear the 4 chuffs but unfortunately TTS does not have this capability........I now only buy steam sound decoders with adjustable CV chuff rates........HB

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howbiman

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Does this happen on one particular point?..........HB

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