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Fishmanoz

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Bio: 65 years old and new to railway modelling

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Fishmanoz

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Hi sativa, welcome to the forums.  I suggest there are 2 aspects to you issues:

 

-  A brand new loco first working, then not, sounds like a reason for returning it under warranty.  But read on first. 

 

-  Checking on your Railmaster (RM) setup would be a good idea first. 

 

So looking at your RM setup, there is a lot of information beyond the manual available on the RM forum via the sticky posts at the top. But let me ask you a series of basic setup questions, all of which you will have to answer Yes to before you have a stable working setup. Let’s start:

 

-  When you first powered up your eLink, did you change the driver installed from the Hornby proprietary one to the correct Microsoft one (assuming you are running Windows 7 or later to W10)?

-  Having installed the correct driver, did you install RM as Administrator? 

-  After initial installation, did you upgrade to the latest version of RM either by saying yes to do it on startup, or by downloading the latest from the link at the top of the RM forum?  If it is a while since you did this, download and upgrade from the link again to make sure. 

 

-  Have you successfully activated your RM installation by entering your licence key and clicking on Activate?

 

So so if you can let us know how you are going against those, we can give you further advice if you still have problems. 

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Fishmanoz

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M-R, your life seems to be pleasingly full of either clippety-clop or clickety-clack?

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Fishmanoz

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Anyone checked to see if an LD sensor is still functional as per the commands list, or has that been quietly dropped?

 

My new guess is sometime in the 2020s. 

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Fishmanoz

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Any chance this is a TTS firmware issue Chris, or do these only act up with non-Hornby controllers?

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Fishmanoz

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Makes sense when you think about it. An inductor is liable to compromise the steady state supply volts to the ADS less than a series resistor. And will look like an open circuit to the leading edge of the supply volts at switch-on. 

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Fishmanoz

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Sorry I’ve misled you a little there Dirk. What I was actually suggesting was for one of the Community Moderators to move the whole thread so replies already received would appear too.

 

Still would be worthwhile doing then delete this new thread, but if other replies arrive before that happens, it will get really complicated.

 

For anyone wanting to see the full thread, it is currently in Collector Club forum.

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Fishmanoz

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My first 2 posts in this thread mention the Lenovo problems reported some years ago. The second longer post reports why there can be problems - USB hardware that isn’t fully functional. If you want to find the previous relevant threads, check through AC’s (Augustus Caesar) posts as he was the one reporting chapter and verse on what I have summarized in my posts.

 

Given it now some years since and the parts Lenovo is using now will be completely different, the previous reports may no longer be relevant. 

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Fishmanoz

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Pray before and ‘fess up after!

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Did you mean the RM AV manual Rob, and did you go to AC’s definitive separate site referenced in the sticky at the top of the forum?  And best to start by removing McAfee and getting something less invasive. Windows firewall should not be a problem. 

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Fishmanoz

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I agree better running is most likely with the tender pickups still being used. I’m with Chris on this. 

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