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I have been patiently waiting for Dynamis to be delivered into the UK, and now that it has I have read non of the criticism that the new Hornby's Select suffered from. Do I take it that " this really does do what it says on the tin" and that it is fully recommended.
Any comments would be welcome
 

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QUOTE (Chirkwood @ 8 Dec 2007, 21:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have been patiently waiting for Dynamis to be delivered into the UK, and now that it has I have read non of the criticism that the new Hornby's Select suffered from. Do I take it that " this really does do what it says on the tin" and that it is fully recommended.
Any comments would be welcome

Have a look at this thread. My first impressions were good even though I went for the NCE instead but that was purely for the control roller rather than a joystick.
http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...?showtopic=3960
 

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Tried one for the first time at the Wigan MRC at the weekend, well impressed.
Considering you can buy it for around £80, at several shops.
Looking at what it did, certainly a lot for your money.
just spent that much on one class 37.
 

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I have been using Lenz Dcc 100 set for about 3 years with my sound chipped diesel (and steam this year), but after just a couple of hours piddling about with the dynams this morning to say I am impressed is an understatement!

Instructions are not too complicated or long. Set up took 5 mins, opted for the plug and my own coloured cable to track feed.
No problems with signal, unless i let the handset point down while not in use. Power seemed to be cut very quickly, about 10 seconds so I have altered this setting (Edit track timeout) to never cut power

Display is great, though the letter I have found are easier to read as capitals.
Adjusted brightness and display time so it stays on longer. No dought this will shorten batery life but I will get rechargables and have spare sets.

Have used four sound chipped locos running at the same time with no probs.
Changed the loco id to "Tractor" and the 5 digit tops address for three class 37 and put in "Shed" 66200 for a shed.

Very usefull feature when scrolling through looking for a particular loco.

Changed function setting to latch for things like horns and other momentry sounds, buffer clash etc.

So far, found 28 speed steps give the results i want with sound locos.

Not done consist yet as most of my chips need cv changes, this i will do on seperate test tack but with lenz set!

Changed "stop" mode so only the loco i am about to crash stops. this is a feature that is really a big bonus for sound users.

Not sure what Joystick speed deley and Joystick speed repeat do?
Any one got ideas?

About the only thing the lenz has over this of use (apart from programing track at the mo) is the higher speed jump buttons (ie + 8 speed steps). I wonder if i tinker with the joystick speed deley will it do something simular?

So far, very very impressed and will definatley add at least another handset for show use. Dont think i will need another reciver as the layout is only 10 ft long.
I baught this as a back up the lenz, I have a funny feeling the lenz is about to become back up though!
 

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QUOTE Not sure what Joystick speed deley and Joystick speed repeat do?
Any one got ideas?

My educated guess is the speed delay is the length of time to hold the joystick in the "on" position before registering another speed click; the speed repeat is the number of speed steps to add at each time the "extended on" period expires.

So if you set the speed delay to 2 seconds and the speed repeat to 8, once you have held the joystick "on" for 2 seconds it will then add 8 speed steps to the current speed. Hold it for another 2 seconds and it will add another 8 and so on.

David
 

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Just some possible useful information:-

I don't own a Dynamis but reading other forums have found out some tips and possibly good advice.

1. Some users are reporting a loss of signal between handset and receiver, to overcome this they have turned the timeout setting to 'NEVER'
It has also been suggested that if you are using the system in a room which has the low energy type light bulbs in that these can cause a problem.
These type of lights also give out infra-red light which can cause a problem, it has been suggested that you replace the bulb with a standard light bulb.

2. Some one has fried the receiver, they think they may have shorted out the pins on the base of the unit, he has had it replaced, but is putting some insulation tape over these pins.

Like I say I have no idea if any of this makes sense as I don't own one, but thought I would post it for other owners reference and possible solutions if any are having problems.

Ian
 

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The potential for damage caused by shorting across the connection pins underneath, has been reported by one of the above posters!

I suppose the advice is be careful what you place the live command centre on as there are live pins underneath.

 

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QUOTE (wiggy25 @ 15 Dec 2007, 22:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just some possible useful information:-

I don't own a Dynamis but reading other forums have found out some tips and possibly good advice.

1. Some users are reporting a loss of signal between handset and receiver, to overcome this they have turned the timeout setting to 'NEVER'
It has also been suggested that if you are using the system in a room which has the low energy type light bulbs in that these can cause a problem.
These type of lights also give out infra-red light which can cause a problem, it has been suggested that you replace the bulb with a standard light bulb.

2. Some one has fried the receiver, they think they may have shorted out the pins on the base of the unit, he has had it replaced, but is putting some insulation tape over these pins.

Like I say I have no idea if any of this makes sense as I don't own one, but thought I would post it for other owners reference and possible solutions if any are having problems.

Ian

Thats me in 1&2!!!
 

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QUOTE (Piemanlarger @ 17 Dec 2007, 16:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thats me in 1&2!!!
Pieman, good advice- I have taped over the exposed pins on the reciever just to be on the safe side.

The direction and range of the IR connection seems good- havent really stretched it yet though so Ill keep you all informed on that one.

The LCD display is a little more difficult to read and use than I would have liked- dot-matrix would have been better I think.

Overall, the instructions are clear and easy to use. Ive chipped 2 locos thus far as a new-comer to DCC and had no problems that werent of my own making!

Ive got bachmann and TCS decoders to try out, both with back-EMF so im going to play around with the CVs this weekend and have a trial session.

Have a good one!
 

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QUOTE The LCD display is a little more difficult to read and use than I would have liked- dot-matrix would have been better I think.

but considerably more expensive. Once the design cost for those "dedicated segment" shape LCDs has been paid, they are very cheap to produce and easy to control with software.

David
 

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QUOTE (dwb @ 20 Dec 2007, 19:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>but considerably more expensive. Once the design cost for those "dedicated segment" shape LCDs has been paid, they are very cheap to produce and easy to control with software.

David
Yeah, I guess. Everything has a price. I think for 80 quid Dynamis is a real contender in the DCC control market for folk with "normal" sized layouts. My latest is going to be a dumbell which will have a run of approx 6m end-to-end with only me ever ooperating it and , therefore, only a need for a couple of engines moving (maybe 3 if I consist), so Dynamis will do everything I want including a decent level of sound capability etc.

have a good one
 
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