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Hi there I bought a MK 1 version of this last week. I went to Gaugemaster and watch the demo track in use. Bought the prodigy unit and 2 decoders (the mini ones) and points decoder. Went back home removed the suppressor and fitted the decoders to my new Hornby Mallard and Castle. Rigged up a prog track and coded the Castle. All appeared fine. Removed Castle from the track and whenthere was nothing on the track heard a loud crack and the system shut down. Found the separate Powre supply had fused. tried one form my PC Scanner and the hand set and the base unit were OK.
Took it all back the next day and they instantly replaced the set up. I also took the two engines and they checked them out for me. there was problem with the wiring in the Castle but the Mallard was fine.
I stripped down the Castle completely and rewired it from the pick ups to the decoder socket and from the decoder socket to the motor terminals. Put it on the prog track and it's now operating correctly. Found that the original pick up wire to DCC had been trapped under the skt board and was broken.
There isn't much space inside a Castle or Mallard and the small chips are the best fit.

I have not yet got round to putting ACCELL and DECEL values in as my system is at present, get it out and run it and put away as space is not available for a detailed layout. That will come when I move hopefully in the next few weeks/months. If no movement in sale of house will set up one at present home.

the staff at GaugeMaster are great and extremely enthusiastic, nothing was too much bother for them

They carry a full range of Dapol plastic kits which were the Airfix ones from the 50s. I found the ones I had then were still produced.
I am also going to chip to 1950s Triang X04 motored tank engine, after first fitting new magnets to the motors. theserun OK but have been stored since 1959.

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