Hornby DCC Select Controller

Hornby DCC Select Controller


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Hornby DCC Select Controller


Item Code: R8213

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The Hornby Select Digital Control is by far the perfect way to enter the digital world of model railways. The Select is capable of having control of 60 locomotives and providing power is available run 10 locomotives at any one time.  The Select can also operate 40 solenoid operated accessories including points.

The stylish design puts all the control features available from the Select at the operator's fingertips. From the smooth operation of the rotary control to the large LCD display, the Select is the ideal way to enter the digital world of model railways.

For a replacement power supply please see the P9300 15V 4Amp Transformer


  • Commands up to 10 locomotives simultaneously (providing power is available)
  • The possibility of up to 3 locomotives running at any one time using the 1 amp transformer supplied
  • A 4 amp transformer is available for added power
  • Can be held or a free standing unit
  • 128 speed steps for smooth locomotive control. Can be programmed to accommodate 14 & 28 speed steps
  • Able to programme 59 locomotives and 38 accessories
  • Supports XpressNet protocol


Select V1.2 Feature Change: “Default Direction” 

Earlier versions of the Select allowed for the decoder to have the pre-set direction (default) changed by holding down one of the “Direction Arrow” keys for more than 3 seconds. However, it was possible to make accidental changes to the Decoder’s Default Direction when holding down a “Direction Arrow” key for too long when attempting to change a locomotive’s running direction. In Select version 1.2 the Decoder Default Direction is now set with a two key operation.  This is now achieved by pressing and holding at the same time both the “0” and one of the Direction Arrow buttons which would be specific to the direction you wish to change for 3 seconds.

This item will be supplied with a UK transformer

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Colour and contents of products may vary from those illustrated

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Age Suitability 14+

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What cables do I need to connect my R8213 Select controller to my computer and where are they available

Posted by Bernie Martin on 7th Mar 2018


Can I use Elink to control the locomotives and the select to control points etc. If I can, how many points will it control?

Posted by filfishtank on 11th Feb 2018


Can a analogue loco be controlled on select

Posted by philip whitmore on 10th Jan 2018


As there is no suitable power connector for n gauge (why not), only oo gauge I will have to solder power leads to track and connect to Select. How do I know which of the 2 wires to connect to inner track and which to connect to outer track? Only shows on YouTube for OO gauge. Thanks.

Posted by Arthur Powell on 28th Nov 2017


I am thinking of downsizing from oo-gauge to n-gauge. I want to stay with dcc for obvious reasons. Is it possible to use my existing Hornby Select dcc Control with the n-gauge dcc system.

Posted by Gregg on 30th Oct 2017

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