I've just got hold of this "32 page DCC Magazine".
I think that it's just a marketing exercise. Nothing new about the Hornby DCC items at all. Perhaps just some specs that have been tidied up since we first heard about it.
The photos of the units are still the stock computer rendered images - no pre production units out there being tested by the magazines.
The big red labels telling you what the buttons and sockets are for seem a bit unnecessary. We can read the labels on the devices. I notice they stop the labels at the Booster sockets. Perhaps the MR expertise and Hornby marketing info ends here too.
Using the main for programming and having to remove all other locos indeed
- I think they're confusing it with programming on the main. Anyway, programming tracks have been around for ages and I think that the current for the programming track is not enough to be sent around the track to some solitary loco on the other side.
The quality of some of the ads in the mini-mag is quite bad. What were Grahamsrailways and DCC Supplies thinking...
Finally - a 32 page mini-mag with only 15 pages of content...
I suppose the smaller ads paid for the production so the big advertiser gets more free marketing. I wonder why it was held up last month. Nothing new here from Hornby. I wonder if it was the Dynamis ad on the back from Bachmann that caused the delay? Who knows...
And while we're about it... The Dynamis ad:
Dynamis adj. characterized by force of personality, ambition and energy; of or concerned with energy or forces that produce motion
Which dictionary is this from then...
is the adjective and Dynamis
is the noun that they have invented to name their dynamic product... Excuse me if I've got it wrong - I'm French