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MarsdenHall

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Aftre a 2 weeks holiday in sunny Kent my decoders came home for the winter. The Class 40 had its firmware updated and now OK. The Class 9F Crosti was replaced and now OK so the trip was worth it.

 

Peter

MarsdenHall

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After a week of testing my decoders via Hornby support and not getting anywhere, I have now been given a Job Number and tomorrow my decoders will be heading north for some sunshine and a firmware upgrade.

 

Peter

MarsdenHall

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A slightly different slant on the NHS. When my wife and I went to UK for a working holiday in 1971 (We were there 3 years) my wife applied for and received her NHS number in 3 days. I applied at the same time and a month later still had no number. 6 weeks went by then my number arrived in the mail. I queried the long delay and was informed my number was the original I was allocated with when I was born in Nelson, Lancs.

All this long before computers Cool

MarsdenHall

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Hi Rob and Fishy,

Well changing CV29 to DCC only does not work on a Digitrax system so another email to Hornby to see if there is a fix

 

Peter  (The Mexican)  (An Aussie joke for Fishy)

MarsdenHall

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I have sent an email to Glen Richardson at Hornby as he handled my faulty Class 31 TTS cecoders last year

 

Peter

MarsdenHall

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Hi Rob and Fishman,

All of the decoders were set for DC and DCC so I have changed all to DCC only. I have had the locos sitting on the layout with power on and so far no movements.

I like the idea of checking with Hornby about having the firmware but being 12,000 miles away is a problem but I will contact them to see what they say.

 

Peter

PS Fishman, where in Oz are you? I am in Hastings, Vic  

MarsdenHall

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I have been looking at the Hornby TTS manual and I will have to check my units tomorrow but I wonder if the default value for CV29 needs to be changed.

This is what the manual says "Bit2 (Add 4 to activate) is used to control whether the decoder will operate

on both DC and DCC layout control. By default both forms of power are enabled. It is recommended if only running on a DCC controlled layout to turn off DC operation, i.e. CV29 = 2 if only changing this feature of CV29."

 Peter

MarsdenHall

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Hi Rob,

Thanks for your thoughts. I will post onRMweb to see if anyone else has similar problems and more importantly, is there a fix?

 

Peter

MarsdenHall

16 posts

Hi, 

I was wondering if anyone else is a user of the Digitrax system and has this problem. I have 2 x Class 31's, 1 x Class 40 and 2 x Class 9F's that occasionaly without any prompting suddenly start moving without any throttle commands. The Hornby TTs decoders are the only ones that have this behaviour and I run Digitrax and Loksound decoders as well and they dont have this problem. I dont run DC on the system.

Looking forward to any suggestions

 

Peter

 

MarsdenHall

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 Rob,

I had a look at your own web site and when I take some pics I will email them to the address listed there if that is OK. (I will email you first to check)

The Hornby system seems a little unfriendly

 

Peter

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