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I have a large loco i am fitting a board sound decoder to it has lights but they will not reach either end of the loco, an option would be to extend the lighting via wires of course but the attachment points are very small i do not want to damage the decoder using this method.

Has anyone recomendations for an economical decoder ? to run both lights directionally and a roof light, ........ also how do i lock the two decoders to one address to work in sychronisation.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

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QUOTE (Doug @ 9 Aug 2008, 22:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm sure other makes exist too, but Lenz make a six function DCC Function only decoder, the LF101XF (product info link).

You simply set the function decoder to the loco address.

Thank you Doug,
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I have read somewhere that fiber optic cable can be used to feed light to difficult or tight parts of locomotives
basically extending the existing lamp with a light path
much the same as the clear plastic light directors in some loco's
or the good old UFO lamp may have some use after all!
just clip a few bits off

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I remembered reading about the use of fiber optic cable , in a magazine , showing very small working tail lights ,signals
side lights etc.
I just looked up fiber optics for models
and found a site full of ideas for different applications
different diameters of fiber optic cables and the amount you can bend them
they take Paypal as well

Fiber optic supplies

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QUOTE (Doug @ 9 Aug 2008, 23:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm sure other makes exist too, but Lenz make a six function DCC Function only decoder, the LF101XF (product info link).

You simply set the function decoder to the loco address.

TCS also do function decoders which are available from the usual guys; there are 2 function and 4 function options TCS FL-2 and FL-4 respectively so depends upon exactly what you need to achieve. (TCS Decoder info)

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The Lenz function decoder has a useful ability to work with just two wires to the lights ie it can be simply inserted directly between the existing lighting wires and the pick ups.

The TCS decoders have a "decoder lock" which means that if you have two or more decoders on the same CV1 then you can lock / unlock each decoder as needed for programming without affecting the others.
 
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