neil_s_wood· Premium Member
This is an interesting development. There has been a bit of discussion about the merits of cheap decoders recently. Maybe this is why they are so cheap.
How can you even pretend to be neutral? You really are having a laugh. Remember that there are several people who use this forum each day and see the constant bigging up of Hornby by yourself. I am not saying you are being paid by them as you seem to be saying earlier but sometimes you do make it sound like you are.Well actually no I don't. As a neutral I advocate that a railway modeller purchases a system entirely appropriate to their needs and their comfort zone.
And it"s not just me who thinks thisI guess I am the typical Hornby customer and do they know their customers!
Long may it continue!
Sometimes I wonder exactly what your connection with Hornby is (or how many Hornby shares are in your family).
Right on the button again Brian.Maybe, just maybe all the people who have pointed out the weakness'es of "budget" systems are experienced DCC'ers.
That's the thing Gary we're not salesmen, at least I'm not. I have no vested interest in people buying one system or another. I just answer questions as honestly as I can to try to help people.Experienced DCCers are absolutely hopeless salesmen I'm afraid and its no wonder we are still in the dinosuar age in the UK with they way they go about trying to explain things. There are examples within this very topic!
That's me too Gary. I just want a good system with better features which will allow me to do more things.My DCC experience is that I am a busy person wanting to set a layout up, plug in a console, put a few locos on the track, and have a bit of fun. I have absolutely no interest in the technology and how it works. As long as it does what I want it to do then I am very happy
Until you properly consider other relevant comments I've had it with this thread.Most of us do recommend budget systems. I would recommend the Roco MultiMaus or the Lenz or Digitrax equivalents as good places to start. Alll NMRA compatible. The Roco and Lenz can be used with many other systems.
I know exactly how you feel. It's like banging your head off a wall with this one.
Like Brian I notice you have been very selective with the points you choose to answer. This tells me that your responses are more about defending Hornby than trying to find out more about other systems. Maybe you are happy with a basic beginner set but many other people may not be and it is unreasonable to try to hold them back what ever your agenda. Do try to read some of the points made by Brian, David MMaD and myself and have a think about them. It would benefit us all.