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Hi Nitemare

It seems nobody is using the Hornby accessory decoder

There are a lot of alternatives , that are better and more cost effective , some have built in Capacitor Discharge Units (CDU) for points

How many points are you going to operate ?

Regards Zmil
 

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Hi Nitemare

Sorry about the Late reply

Here are some Stationary decoders

Team Digital SMD82 Switch Machine Driver at around US$67.50

- Drives eight solenoid and/or stall motor switch machines
- 16 programmable remote control routes
- 13 inputs inputs for buttons or sensors
- Five conditional routes
- "Smart" programming

Features Include:

The SMD82 is capable of driving eight solenoid and/or stall motor type switch machines. It contains a Capacitor Discharge Unit to store energy. A discharge of this energy is used to energize the solenoid to change the switch state. Using a CDU reduces the current drawn from the track to a small level sufficient to recharge the CDU. However, once the CDU has been discharged (a switch state changed) a time period is required for the CDU to recharge. This is typically about three seconds. Since more than one switch may be requested to change state at the same time, as in a local route, the requests are held so that each switch may change state in turn. A stall motor type does not use the CDU and therefore, no recharge time is required when activated.

Lenz do a 6 unit decoder at about US$48

Lenz LS150 turnout decoder, designed for cost effective turnout control for up to 6 independent turnouts.

Specifications include:

* For control of any combination of 6 Atlas, Bachman, Kato, LGB, Peco, Tortoise, or other popular brands of twin-coil snap action or motorized switch machines.

* Support for 1024 accessory decoder addresses. Addresses for each output can be sequential or up to 6 independent addresses can be used

* High current provision to support Peco and Atlas switch machines with short protection on each output.

* Control using separate push-buttons is possible.

* Configuring the LS150 does not require a separate programming track and the parameters can be changed at any time in the future even after installation.

There are other units that will control 2 and 4 Points

Most online shops will have a list of Stationary decoders that are available

Hope this helps

Regards Zmil
 
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