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Hey folks,

im looking for some help/tips/info from folks familiar with the Fleischmann twin-centre controller. i was familiar with hornby zero-1 but this dcc is a whole new ball game! lots of variables/variations etc!.

when talking about speed steps, are those set for each decoder/loco or is it the controller or both that can be set for 14/28 or 128 speed steps?.

and if the controller is set for 128 speed steps, then do the loco-decoders also have to be set to 128? or is this automatic? im confused!

i have a fleischmann electric loco that i fitted a lenz gold mini decoder to. up to approx half- speed all is fine, but after that with each speed step increase, the loco headlights go off, increase speed by 1 more step, they come on again, next speed step up - they go off again!. then at about 3/4 speed they just flash on and off at all speed steps from 3/4 to max speed. have to say that 1/2 speed upwards is already far to fast for this loco and i need to program one of the cv's to reduce the max speed.

i find programming the decoders confusing on this controller. i can alter the loco number. but i get confused with bit and byte programming!.

if i can set speed-up and slow-down inertia, max speed and turn the lights on and off i think ill be quite happy!.

i have the decoders for my points control but i dont know how to program them!. ill come to that later once the layout is up and running, look at introductions/new members and ull see pics and my intentions for my layout!.

as i say, im kinda new to this latest dcc and any help/info/pointers would be most appreciated!.

thx,

jay.
 

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thanks for the info on the lights flashing richard, ill look into changing the controller speed steps!. i thought that there seemed to be quite large jumps as the speed control knob is turned and each "click" seemed to make the speed increase by far too noticeable jumps rather than a smooth transition in running speed increases.
 

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thanks for that brian! ... i much appreciate your assistance and u can be sure ill be callin on it in due time! thx!
 
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