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Hi guys,

There is some imformation on the Hornby Decoder on the DCCUK Yahoo Group if anyone else want's to look.

The thread starter has actually got hold of some & commented.

I have no comment to make at this stage - I have posted this imformation for anyone who may be interested.

For anyone who is not a member of DCCUK I could cut & paste the details if required.
 

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Here is the first post ;

Finally arrived in quantity today, size is good 10 x 17 x 3,5, price is good
£8.29 at my local shop

2 function and 8 pin plug with harness about 75mm

2 digit address only 0 - 127

14, 28, 128 speed steps

1.0 amp peak, 500mA continuous

Info sheet says Address 0-255

But also on same sheet CV1 min-max locomotive address 1-127, so no
correlation here?

Only CVs 1,3,4 and 29 (bit 1 & 2) supported

Tried to read on DecoderPro and SPROG - fails to read in direct and paged

Also on ESU programmer - fails to read

Lenz 100 set on programming track - fails to read error 02 but motor pulses
normally

Can not write address in direct mode but OK in CV mode (changed from 3 to 4)

Programming on main works OK but of course you can't change the address.

Hornby sheet says conforms to NMRA standards (not the same as NMRA approved)

Now I'm no Hornby knocker (very small shareholder) but this simply will not
do.
 

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2nd post ;

A correction to my earlier email - it has 4 functions not two.

White yellow green and pink?

For what it is, it's good value but a great pity it's not more capable.

I have not tried yet, but will, inserting a small resistor in the feed to
see if it makes any difference to the read.

Of course there may be more CVs than those listed but until I can read it
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Features listed include speed (load compensation) and motor overload and
current protection but I have not checked these out yet.
 

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There are a couple of other posts on the same subject but these 2 are the most relavent.

FYI the guy that made the posts is an experienced DCC'er & I have found him to be imparcial & fair.
 

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We may have (hopefully) some more info after Warley - if not I could always ask Simon K if I can borrow a couple (I can see the Hornby HQ from my upstairs windows !).
 
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