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I have just found these nifty little decoders, although I hear they have have been out awhile,and discovered they fit in nearly every UK model I have. I was puzzling over what to fit in a Hornby N-15 with it's rather odd angled socket. I was going to fit a TCS M-1 but I got put onto the TCS DP2X-UK which is a direct plug decoder, it's plug is mounted on the PCB. The pins are mounted north and south to suit the UK style socket rather than the east/west socket of US models. This is very small decoder of 11.7x17.5x3.5mm but is still able to handle a 1A continous draw with a 2A peak and has two 100mA functio outputs. I have tried it in several locos Hornby N15, Britannia, Stanier 4MT, Fowler 4MT, Black Five, Grange and in Bachmann A-1, std 5, K-3, Crab, std 4 tank. The only one it hasn't fitted in was a Bachmann Ivatt class 4. I'ts about half a mil to wide so i would have to rmove a little of the weight to get it in. The plus would be not have to remove the piece of weight from inside the boiler that is used for a decoder pocket. I know this is a cheap decoder without all the bells and whistles of a Lez or a Zimo etc, but it is priced well if bought in bulk, $21.95 ea for four from TTX and it does have resonable form of BEMF control and silent drive.

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QUOTE (Ozzie21 @ 22 Sep 2008, 20:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have just found these nifty little decoders, although I hear they have have been out awhile,and discovered they fit in nearly every UK model I have. I was puzzling over what to fit in a Hornby N-15 with it's rather odd angled socket. I was going to fit a TCS M-1 but I got put onto the TCS DP2X-UK which is a direct plug decoder, it's plug is mounted on the PCB. The pins are mounted north and south to suit the UK style socket rather than the east/west socket of US models. This is very small decoder of 11.7x17.5x3.5mm but is still able to handle a 1A continous draw with a 2A peak and has two 100mA functio outputs. I have tried it in several locos Hornby N15, Britannia, Stanier 4MT, Fowler 4MT, Black Five, Grange and in Bachmann A-1, std 5, K-3, Crab, std 4 tank. The only one it hasn't fitted in was a Bachmann Ivatt class 4. I'ts about half a mil to wide so i would have to rmove a little of the weight to get it in. The plus would be not have to remove the piece of weight from inside the boiler that is used for a decoder pocket. I know this is a cheap decoder without all the bells and whistles of a Lez or a Zimo etc, but it is priced well if bought in bulk, $21.95 ea for four from TTX and it does have resonable form of BEMF control and silent drive.

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Charles Emerson
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Hi Charles and welcome back The TCS DP2xUK has been discussed several times on list - its excellent value, and in fact not any cheaper from TTX than it is from me or Bromsgrove in fact....

I disagree its a lesser decoder than the lenz - direct comparions a couple of us have done slow that in slow speed control the self adjusting back EMF is equal or better compared to lenz and ESU, and its hard to see any better control from even Zimo if the decoder is set up properly in other areas.

In overall control, the back EMF is better, and it is adjustable in ways lenz can't match which make it superior for US and any modeller who wants to consist or double head without decoders fighting each other.... easily set up button control of back emf for consisting, ability to have it turn on and off at a determined speed step etc.....

Re the hornby sound - I think it will be ESU - any thought of a hornby created sound decoder sends a shudder down my spine

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Thanks Richard. I generally use TTX as I have had a long standing account with them, way back to buying my first Lenz system from them in 1994. I know the TCS line has gotten much better but due to my small problems I'm kind of catching back up. Yes the thought of a Hornby sound decoder does make me shudder as well but then I never thought that a couple a years ago I would get back into British modeling, thanks Hornby and that 8F. I tried to to view your website but I can't get anything to function? Should I try a browser other than exploder?

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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 22 Sep 2008, 23:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Charles and welcome back The TCS DP2xUK has been discussed several times on list - its excellent value, and in fact not any cheaper from TTX than it is from me or Bromsgrove in fact....

I disagree its a lesser decoder than the lenz - direct comparions a couple of us have done slow that in slow speed control the self adjusting back EMF is equal or better compared to lenz and ESU, and its hard to see any better control from even Zimo if the decoder is set up properly in other areas.

In overall control, the back EMF is better, and it is adjustable in ways lenz can't match which make it superior for US and any modeller who wants to consist or double head without decoders fighting each other.... easily set up button control of back emf for consisting, ability to have it turn on and off at a determined speed step etc.....

Re the hornby sound - I think it will be ESU - any thought of a hornby created sound decoder sends a shudder down my spine

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QUOTE (Ozzie21 @ 23 Sep 2008, 19:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks Richard. I generally use TTX as I have had a long standing account with them, way back to buying my first Lenz system from them in 1994. I know the TCS line has gotten much better but due to my small problems I'm kind of catching back up. Yes the thought of a Hornby sound decoder does make me shudder as well but then I never thought that a couple a years ago I would get back into British modeling, thanks Hornby and that 8F. I tried to to view your website but I can't get anything to function? Should I try a browser other than exploder?

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Charles Emerson
Queensland
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***Hi Charles - yes, the site is in chaos thanks to a MS update to explorer that seems to have stopped most links working.... Its almost impossible to resolve so we are building a new site - I actually logged on here tonight for a break from creating the whole new site which should be done soon... I hope!

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Richard
 
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