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Hi Nick

The Digitrax instructions are complex (back to front from others as well) and the decoders is limited to what you can reprogram

A computer interface for your DCC system (or a SprogII ) and a program like Decoder pro would make it easy for you

The Function remapping for digitrax (from the Digitrax site Here)

Normally Function 1 = Green wire , but in your case it would be a Solder pad on the board = button 1
and Function2 = Violet wire + button 2

In order to make it easy to operate put the ditch lights together on one button

Set CV35 (button 1) to = 12 (Green =4 , Violet = 8 , 4+8 = 12)

currently you have the effects working when headlight is on in forward direction only so f0 , f1, f2 need to be pressed and f2 acts like a switch on/off when ditchlights need to be activated - complex!

The Digitrax manual has all the more complex setting in Hex not sure how to add these
but I cheated and put the Decoder pro to work

If you set CV51=43 and CV 52=58 you will have to press f1 to turn on function(not 100% on this part though)
and F2 to turn on and off independent off direction and f0

You may only have to use f2

Let me know how you get on

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Zmil
 

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Hi Nick

The Digitrax manuals are very confusing , try setting CV 35 back to = 4

according to the Manual and the Decoder Pro sheet - F2 (by itself) should switch both ditch lights on alternately from side to side

CV 51 and 52 leave as thay are for the moment

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Hi Charles

I agree 100% , and for Digitrax there is not the excuse of a poor translation

But the Decoder Pro Program sure does help , I think anyone wanting to do more than just run DCC trains should invest
in a Computer Interface for there DCC System or buy the Sprog II if there system cant be connected to computer

The picture below shows how easy it is , drop down boxes , just select what you need



Regards

Zmil
 
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