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Hmm...

...are you are using an analogue controller with a back EMF function which sends out a pulse?


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Ok so you are running the train set Hornby controller. This controller does offer a start. You will definitely improve performance in all aspects of running by upgrading your standard Hornby controller although you are reporting a relative difference between those locos that do not have a decoder fitted and those who do. This difference may be less noticeable with a controller upgrade.

Are you using the power clip that comes with this controller or the Digital track power clip?

The ordinary power clip has a supressor inside it. The Digital track power clip does not.

Are there any opinions on which should be used?


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Use the Digital track power clip with your standard Hornby controller and see if that makes a difference first before taking more drastic action with the loco. I have a sneeky feeling the loco suppressor should go also but how do others feel about this?

The Hornby digital goods train set locos do not have any suppression fitted.

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To be fair Peter the request for information has come from a forum member using a Hornby Select console.

QUOTE Plus if you buy a hornby DCC set you you will not be able to use any other DCC locos on it as it is NOT NMRA compatable in any way shape or form without risk of damage to your loco models.

This is a potentially libellous statement.

My Bachmann chipped locos run fine with my Hornby digital set up.

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Hornby state this on the literature included with their decoders:-

QUOTE The Hornby locomotive decoders may be used with all standard digital control equipment that conforms to the NMRA standards

One reason why the internet community as a whole is currently getting more feedback on Hornby digital everywhere than on any other digital system right now is that it seems to be selling very well with plenty of users. There are clear signs that interest in digital is on the up among the average modeller.

There are a very small number here who say claim the Hornby system is "junk" compared to their own current set up and who have not actually used the system. Those who are actual first time users probably view things entirely differently as it is a neat little starter system for first timers. This is the perspective of the different viewpoints. However and whatever it is no excuse for potentially libellous statements to be made by anybody.

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