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Fishmanoz

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Fishmanoz

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Peter, let me make sure we have your reported problems understood correctly:

 

Motor 1 won’t work in tender 1/loco 1

Motor 1 itself works ok with direct connection to the brush contacts

Motor 2 works in tender 1/loco 1

Motor 1 won’t work in tender 2/loco 2

 

Do I have all of that correct?  I think that is what you’ve said?

 

If I do have it correct, there is nothing wrong with motor 1 or tender 1/loco 1.  The only thing that can be faulty is in the motor 1 connection to the tender, any tender.

 

Does that help?

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Fishmanoz

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Jack, to clarify a little further, while the eLink/Railmaster (RM) combination running on a PC/laptop is very user friendly in operation, it can be fiddly to set up at first.

 

Have you tried connecting the layout and the eLink together, switching on and and installing RM?  Did you run the installation software from the provided CD and did you do so as Administrator?  Did your install the eLink driver?  After installation have you run RM, which will immediately ask you if you want to upgrade to the latest version and have you done so?  Have you installed the license key and had that work?

 

That may sound like a lot of questions but I can assure you that an answer of yes is needed to all of them before you can run your trains. So let us know the answers and we can help further if you need it. 

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Fishmanoz

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Same address for ease of operation - you do realise if they are on the same address and you issue a function command that both decoders will respond to the extent they can?  The only thing easy will be programming the address as you can have both connected for that. 

 

Has as anyone checked to see if there is a 4th function on the TTS chip but with no wire attached to it?  If there is and you can solder a wire to it, you’d have to figure out what function it is by trial and error.  I ask as people have said the motor/function drive is an 8249 variant and so probably 4-function. 

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Fishmanoz

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The very obvious answer is yes, most if not all of them. Look in the service sheet section on this site. 

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Fishmanoz

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Or being more pragmatic, there was some real estate available to fit it under the LD tab and not anywhere else. 

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Fishmanoz

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The thing about setting reverse in CV29 is that you do it by adding 1 to the existing value.  Then given all other settings of CV29 are multiples of 2 and so even, then setting any odd number results in reversed direction.  The problem is all the other bits or features of CV29 that you are randomly turning on or off when you set the higher odd numbers.

 

Take a look at the CV29 calculator at 2mm.org.uk to see what I mean. 

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Fishmanoz

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Looks like a logical approach Rich.  If I could make a couple of points:

 

-  There is a previous post that suggests what values and direction to go with CVs 153 and 154 (not just change them) but you’ve clearly found how for yourself. 

 

-  I can understand why you’ve put CVs 3 and 4 to zero for a start ,but I would then have gone back to default minimum of 15 before going further. I’m assuming you’d ignored sound startup synchronization while you had them at zero?

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Fishmanoz

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Or just use the higher values on non-shunting engines. 

 

And just a note note to say the Hornby 8249 is a very basic decoder with only basic CV adjustment to match. Then the TTS decoders are thought to be an 8249 plus the 2 sound tracks. Usually with decoders, you get what you pay for. 

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Fishmanoz

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The only person at Hornby who knows anything about RM is Mark Lodge the HCC Manager, so ask for him.  If he’s not available, ask them to have him call you back.

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Fishmanoz

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Easy 2e0, mini WiFi receiver and charger controlled via the CatApp on your phone. 

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