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2086  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Tortise Switch on: April 01, 2007, 12:47:47 AM
Hey Hunt:  what is it?  Tortiose?...
Hi Rich,
It be Tortoise™.
2087  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann DCC - Jerky start on: April 01, 2007, 12:37:47 AM
Pick-up and some other part of the drive train may be the source. If pick-up source, the conductive lube may help.

Also visit a model train store, club or a friend with a DCC unit capable of programming and experiment with different values in CV 2, Starting Voltage, (Range 0 – 31). The value you leave in CV 2 will be what the decoder uses when you control the locomotive with the Bachmann Command Control Center unit. 
2088  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Decoder burnout? on: March 31, 2007, 11:59:44 PM
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Did I blow a decoder or has it just lost it's "memory"? Is there any way to save it or is it trash?
Sid
To find out ---- start with a CV reset to their factory set value. To reset the CVs on a Bachmann decoder, write a value of 8 to CV8 using a unit capable of programming the decoder's CVs.
2089  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Comparing power and track, NCE vs. EZ Commander on: March 31, 2007, 10:38:20 PM
Jake,
I disagree with all you post except for the fact one can easily find HO flex track in 3-foot length and the assumption "they" may be thinking of that when recommending the spacing between power feeders.

Seems you have a misconception of some information you have read.  What is the source of the information you wrote?

2090  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Tortise Switch on: March 31, 2007, 12:44:17 AM
All,
Spelling is Tortoise  and is made by Circuitron.
2091  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann DCC - Jerky start on: March 31, 2007, 12:35:42 AM
What is the conductive contact lube called?
Bachmann labels theirs Conductive Contact Lube.
Atlas labels it Conducta Lube-Cleaner
2092  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Mr Bach-man: How about a seperate "DCC" Forum? on: March 31, 2007, 12:10:59 AM
gcodori,
The Bachmann I/O port ...  not Lenz XpressNET protocol.  Lips Sealed
2093  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Europe Launch Dynamis DCC Website. on: March 29, 2007, 06:02:05 PM
r0bert,
I will be interested in how dependable is the infrared, timing and range. To date these are key issues with DCC systems using infrared.

Timing -- how long does it take for a command sent before the decoder implements the command; particularly when there are two or more throttles in operation.
2094  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Comparing power and track, NCE vs. EZ Commander on: March 29, 2007, 05:14:49 PM
Kyle,
Perhaps you may recall from the old board I am one of those who suggest power feeders to each piece of track and not soldering the rail joiners for those building a DCC layout. BUT since you have a layout in place running DCC with out problems,  then you do not need to do anything right now except remove the Bachmann E-Z Command Control Center and properly attach the NCE command station. Expect you will only have problems in future if (when) the rail joiners become an electrical issue, if they ever do, before you build another layout.
2095  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann DCC - Jerky start on: March 29, 2007, 01:04:16 AM
Double check your wiring for good connections.

Clean the wheels and place a very small amount of conductive contact lube on the wheel tread and electrical pick-up rub points.
2096  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track crossover on: March 29, 2007, 12:24:10 AM
The #6 crossover modification info is near the end of the following webpage. http://web.mac.com/msibnsf/iWeb/Acela_Express_The_Need_For_Speed/AE%20by%20Bachmann-Modelling%20Techniques.html

Note David Harrison,
Using a dial up all your webpages load very, very, very slow.
None of the pictures on the link for the crossover info can be found; thus do not load.
2097  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: decoders and sound on: March 28, 2007, 01:13:27 AM
NCE does not now sell sound decoders. Compare SoundTraxx, Digitrax, LokSound and MRC for your requirements.

Unless you have above average modeling skills, adding DCC sound to a SW9/1200 may be a challenge. Perhaps you should contact Tony’s Trains http://www.tonystrains.com/
2098  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Mr Bach-man: How about a seperate "DCC" Forum? on: March 27, 2007, 02:35:31 AM

Personally, I own the EZC....I would love to hear how people get around the programming issues and am really thinking about exploring that little I/O port a bit more. Has anyone done any experimenting on these units?

This is off topic so will not go into details...

Did testing and perhaps to Bachmann’s point of view, it is just as well my "stuff" is all on the old board.  Wink

E-Z Command Control Center is compatible with a DCC booster built to conform to NMRA RP-9.1.2  Opto-isolated (Current) Interface.

Seems to me, the I/O port is not Lenz X-Bus protocol as you may read in some sources.

Jim Banner has placed some info here http://members.shaw.ca/sask.rail/dcc/EZcommand/index.html


2099  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Mr Bach-man: How about a seperate "DCC" Forum? on: March 27, 2007, 01:51:03 AM
This issue has been covered in a couple of topics.

Bach-man’s decision to date has been to leave DCC at the Topic level. So unless there is an epiphany; you will need to use the Bachmann Board Search feature to group (or find) the DCC posts.
2100  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Things I know about model railroading................ on: March 27, 2007, 12:50:56 AM
Have yet to see a scale I did not like!
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