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Hi,

I've just got an ECoS and wanted to share a few opinions on it.

Firstly it's a very nice unit, feels quite solid, and very easy to set up. Plugged it in and it worked. I upgraded the firmware to v1.0.3beta2, and not noticed any bugs. I did find one typo though, the acceleration and deceleration settings are in seconds, instead of milliseconds. Acceleration time of 12000seconds would be a bit excessive!

My two locos with Bachmann 36-553 decoders (rebadged ESU Lokpilot Basic) decoders were read fine, and I was able to change settings.

I did hit a problem with my Pendolino, with Hornby decoders. If I changed a setting (Acceleration/Deceleration) on the ECoS and then applied to the train, the train would not respond anymore. I had to reprogram the train using the Select that came with it. I think this is more a case of Hornby not sticking to the specs. Once the settings were stored with the Select, I was able to control the train fine from the ECoS.

Just waiting to get my Loksound decoder now :)

Chris
 

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Hi Chris

I just got mine too, it certainly is a great bit of kit. I'm trying to get some advice on using the s88 bus for occupancy detection and to use the ecos shuttle feature but nobody seems interested


I hope you enjoy yours as much as i am mine.

Best of luck

Mark
 

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QUOTE (markw @ 24 Apr 2007, 21:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Chris

I just got mine too, it certainly is a great bit of kit. I'm trying to get some advice on using the s88 bus for occupancy detection and to use the ecos shuttle feature but nobody seems interested


I hope you enjoy yours as much as i am mine.

I've not started looking at s88 yet... need to get a bigger layout first. I'd be interested to hear if you have any success with s88 though.

One thing I discovered yesterday, is you cant control analogue trains with the ECoS. Maybe in a firmware update....

Chris
 

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QUOTE (Dennis David @ 25 Apr 2007, 12:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Viessmann has a s88 feedback decoder. Maybe they can help you use it with your ECos. I know their documentation is geared towards marklin but it should work with your track as well.

Littfinski has one too, with or without integrated occupancy detectors.
 
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