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WilliamDavid

601 posts

I bought a few recently, and am having no problems using Railmaster/Elite, or programming with Elink.

WilliamDavid

601 posts

I have often had trouble with Hornby locos having insufficient tension, or no tension, on the pickups.

My latest acquisition, Hornby's Patriot Class 'Ranger' was particularly bad. Easy enough to fix, but you shouldn't have to.

Gorgeous loco, though.

WilliamDavid

601 posts

Thank Rob.

So Hornby's standard decoder does not give this option?

I have an A3 which is fitted with a Howes sound decoder and has something like this. I wondered what it was. Now I know.

So having high acc/dec. values can give a realistic effect, but cause operational problems?

I think I will keep to lower values, as I can't afford to rechip over 50 locos.

WilliamDavid

601 posts

Ever since I went over to dcc I never gave any real thought as to these CVs.

I generalyy upped them from their original values to CV3=8 and CV4=6, and left the TTS locos at 15 for both.

A comment from someone on youtube said they went for CV3=100 and CV4=50, which one heck of an increase.

I thought I would have a play, and set the values to CV3=50 and CV4=50, and was delighted with the added realism.

The drawback, of course, is fine control, stopping where you intend, and slow shunting work.

Do any of you use higher values, and if so, how do you overcome the other issue?

WilliamDavid

601 posts

Some of the adaptors require solder pads j4 bridging for the cab lights to work.

WilliamDavid

601 posts

http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/pdf/Hornby%20Service%20Sheets/No.370C%20Duchess%20Class.pdf

 

Is yours like this? 

The decoder and speaker fit in the tender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L_D5Z8YjnU

 

WilliamDavid

601 posts

Not easy. See 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMliQx5x1Vo 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAhlh8-fldQ&t=5s

but doable.

WilliamDavid

601 posts

You didn't say how it was running badly.

This, according to service sheet 84a, has the X04 motor.

The magnet might be 'soft', the armature may need cleaning.

How does the motor run off rail?

Have you oiled the moving parts?

WilliamDavid

601 posts

Will the decoder not fit in the smokebox under the chimney?

WilliamDavid

601 posts

I've just ordered another Propack for another tablet.

It took a few hours with no problems.

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