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Fleischmann twin centre

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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!.


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The FLM TC factory defaults to 27 speed steps AFAIR - reset to 28/128 speed steps as Richard says & the flashing lights problem will go away.

We use the TC's on SL & find them to be a relaible & compentant bit of kit, albeit a little "old fashioned". I have looked at replacing them with either an ECOS or Commander, but to be honest, as they still do as much as I want at the moment I'm sticking with them.

They do get some getting used to, the menu systems don't really "flow" but you get there. They can, however control as many locomotives at the same time that the power supply can handle, far more than a human could possibly follow.

If you have any specific TC problems then either post on send me a PM.
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