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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 10 Apr 2008, 14:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Why don't many companies go the whole way and do the conformance: basically NMRA is a volunteer organisation and NOT a regulatory body.

Its a volunteer manned organisation so its very structure makes it very difficult.

Timing has been slow and manufacturers who fully understand the specification have peferred to make damned sure it is compliant before release rather than accept an added significant delay due to conformance testing.........

........ NCE, Digitrax, ESU(ecos), almost all EU suppliers except lenz (who is currently at the back of the pack software-wise anyway). They do it not because they couldn't be conformant (because universally they can...) but because they cannot afford to wait to bring a product to market and lose the timing edge that is critical to all marketing.


Thanks Matthew and Richard for enlighting the likes of us.

The above I believe pretty much sums it all up.

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