QUOTE This is more noticeable in N Gauge locos and the smaller decoders As the Hornby Decoder is more suited current wise to n gauge this probably why it gets the problem.
Yes it was Gary, you may have chosen not to accept it but that would be the commonly perceived perception.That is not the conclusion reached at all.
If they produce crap they deserve a slagging. They should not be immune just because a couple of individuals think they can do no wrong.So it is OK to critisise Hornby is it? Its fair game?
In what way is the forum at risk? Is this amateur dramatics or what?Now can we get back to the subject at hand and commit to no further unfounded Hornby bashing please which puts the whole forum at risk.
Some would say the same of the sycophantic approach to Hornby.It totally pathetic.
They have, but there are buyer beware issues with the product. Every day new issues are arising on this and other forums.It seems impossible for some members here to accept that Hornby have come up with a good value low cost budget system which by the nature of the base product will have a limited specification
I'd agree with that too. The issue is that most people on this forum are not beginner train set guys and that's what the Hornby products are aimed at.I am one of the first to admit that for the money it's a good value system & will be more than ample for much of Hornby's market.
Who said that? I didn'tGet real folks. Hornby Digital (and Bachmann Digital come to that) is here to stay
Yep, that would be the go.Maybe we can have a Flame Pit & move some of the threads to it !
That is fair commentHere we go, yet again or rather out comes Gary Hornby-Warley as soon as anyone dares to critisise his beloved Hornby.
This one is obviously aimed at me so as previously stated various reports are coming through about the shortcomings of the Hornby system these have been mentioned numerous times before and we all know what they are, even your trusty side kick seems to be crumbling and has pointed some of them out in his post,That was indeed the case until the first of the quoted sweeping comments offered above. Gaugemaster has had reported issues with several makes of decoder and yet the assumption is that Gaugemaster is right and Hornby are wrong by those who are Hornby bashers. There is no definitive answer and until there is it judgement has to be reserved
I would certainly be nervous of putting a Hornby decoder in something big with lights that had to pull heavy loads (eg a 60), and it would clearly be toast in anything from Heljan.
I have heard very little complaints about Gaugemasters system failing so what else could one reasonably conclude. As previously said Hornby made their system cheap by leaving things out. There has been enough information coming through about what the Hornby system does not do to justify initial suspicions. What else do you expect for the low price.It is starting to look as if Hornby have provided restricted functionality in order to hit the very low price points they have targeted. I've a nasty suspicion 4 CVs may indeed be all the decoder supports , and there does seem to be a suggestion it doesn't support read back of a value (as I think the Select doesn't?)