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QUOTE (poliss @ 18 Mar 2008, 07:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You have set it's address haven't you?

***DCC fitted loco's are usually preprogrammed with the number on the loco cab side. Alternately, if not, they are left at number 3.

You will not be able to run it with the usual US loco 4 digit address as the Select cannot use 4 digit addresses.

So... go through the procedure on page 7 of the manual and programme it with a number that is within the Selects abilities (1 to 59)

Now to the difficult bit to say.

It may or may not be able to be programmed with the Select to a "Select usable" number as Select is not truly DCC compatible and will not work with some brands of decoders. Hopefully you'll be lucky.

You will not have simple one key operation of sound functions as Hornby requires a 2 button approach to all functions other than lights.... it will not be very convenient to sound horn etc for example.

Basically, the Select was designed as a simple transet controller, is not truly DCC compatible and so is not the ideal controller if you wish to go past a basic tran set with simple loco control

If you intend to become more involved with DCC or use sound loco's, I very strongly suggest that you look at a different control system such as the NCE PowerCab or the Digitrax Zephyr. These units have direct function access, will work with 2 or 4 digit addresses and have a much more comprehensive control ability without becoming hard to understand or operate. They should be about GBP100 - the price of a single loco.

Richard
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QUOTE (john woodall @ 19 Mar 2008, 18:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Brian,

Is that a feature of Loksound 3.5 or some other brand.

I can see it would be a pain for steam locomotives, but kinda cool for Diesels (or my my case SVT 137).

John

**Yes John, Loksound in all versions past V2 will not move with the sound turned on until the startup sequence is completed... actually not a pain at all as most steam start files are shorter then deisels. They start immediately with sound off :)

Richard
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