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WilliamDavid

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/21-Pin-DCC-Adaptor-To-Fit-TTS-Sound-Decoder-To-21-Pin-Models-Class-47-37-20-66/263670696262?hash=item3d63ff8946:g:BGYAAOSwNhpa1vkb

 

This claims to solve the issue.

WilliamDavid

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I have just searched my mail using the term 'pro-pack' and it brought up Hornby's acknowledgement and the Activation number way back from 21/09/15.

WilliamDavid

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Call support?

WilliamDavid

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The decoder that distorted in the Heljan Class 45 was replaced . I never risked trying out the replacement in it.

Possibly a defective decoder.

WilliamDavid

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I had distorted sound with a Heljan Class 47.

I am not sure if the motor current draw was a factor, as it happened at pretty low speeds.

I would love a definitive answer by some expert.

Worked fine with the Bachmann Class 47.

WilliamDavid

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In my few instances, the loco on each oval just kept running at the speeds I had set them to.

It was like the system had lost contact with the locos, and only switching off the Elite stopped them.

This, to me, doesn't sound like dc runaway (all my locos have dc running turned off)

WilliamDavid

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I've had this happen a few times. Never fathomed it out.

WilliamDavid

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I extended the speaker wires into the tender and fitted a Youchoos Flame 12 speaker.

Used this wire. 30 AWG in black.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-Silicone-Wire-Cable-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26-30-AWG-Various-Colours/361296232202?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%2

WilliamDavid

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I have found that guitar plectrums are ideal for sliding between the body and chassis.

WilliamDavid

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I wonder about the mindset of those at Hornby.

Fit poor quality unserviceable motors to expensive locos, with no spares offered.

They don't deserve any customers.

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