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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Telford (UK) Narrow Gauge Model Railway show 2013 on: July 04, 2013, 05:46:12 PM
I'll have to put this place on my list for my next visit.  We were up at Kidderminster a few weeks ago.  Thanks for the links

2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Steam in the UK on: June 27, 2013, 07:09:56 PM
I guess the videos need to be separate.

3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Steam in the UK on: June 27, 2013, 07:03:49 PM
Hello everybody,
Had the opportunity to spend 2 days riding some UK steam trains  and thought I would share some edited down videos and photos of my adventure.  Never shared vacation photos before but I thought you guys might enjoy them.  I did.

Hope the link works.

4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: dynamis probox set up help. on: May 29, 2013, 10:31:55 PM
Where are you pulling the power for the service track from?  When the base and pro box are connected there is a port for the wires for the program track.  When not programing it feeds the same power as the main track.

5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: new Dynamis set trying to get set up for Christmas on: December 24, 2012, 02:18:39 PM
The LED's on the base station will flash if the handset is not on or not communicating.  Follow the directions to link base and handset.

6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Passenger Cars on: September 27, 2012, 03:40:40 PM
Taking the California Zephyr to Reno next Thursday.

7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 5 amp booster and Dynamis with Pro Box on: September 05, 2012, 09:48:46 PM
Try 1 loco at a time on the layout.  I have 1 Atlas that gives my Dynamis fits.

8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 5 amp booster and Dynamis with Pro Box on: August 18, 2012, 08:18:26 PM

I have.  If I removes the booster everything works fine.  No Shorts.

9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 5 amp booster and Dynamis with Pro Box on: August 18, 2012, 06:25:23 PM
Well, after all this discussion I decided to try to wire the booster in.  Eliminated the program track wiring for now. As soon as I hit the stop button on the dynamis to power the track up the red overload light comes on the booster and the headlights on the locos flash.  Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh??

10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 5 amp booster and Dynamis with Pro Box on: August 18, 2012, 02:00:58 AM

I'm with you on this one.

However, you still have not answered the 50 million dollar question,  how do you wire it?  I would simply like to know how do you wire the Dynamis Base Station to the Pro Box to the Booster to the main track and maintain the programming track ability.

I'd even be will to call the guy in the UK if I had his #
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 5 AMP Booster with dynamis Pro on: August 16, 2012, 07:46:16 PM
See other post on this board regarding booster
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 5 amp booster and Dynamis with Pro Box on: August 16, 2012, 07:44:59 PM
In addition.......the reasons for the program track as a drive in and drive out are my eyesight and fingers that don't always work as intended.  Getting those steamers on a separate program track each time I want to tweek a CV would soon increase my frustration not to mention increase chance of damage.

13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 5 amp booster and Dynamis with Pro Box on: August 16, 2012, 07:38:11 PM
My program track is a 5' isolated section of thru track.

 From the manual( 2.4 Creating a Programming / Service Track
A ‘Programming’ or ‘Service Track’ is an isolated section of track to allow the use of Service
Mode programming methods to write to decoder CVs as well as ‘read’ from them.
The Dynamis Service Track does not need to be physically isolated from the layout although it
must be electrically double isolated from the rest of the layout with an insulated rail joiner in
each rail – for example it could be a track within an engine depot or storage yard. In normal
operations the Service Track is powered from the Command Station output with DCC track
power so that a locomotive can be driven into and out of the section. The internal switching in
the Dynamis unit means that it is not necessary to use an additional external switch.)

 When not in program mode it acts just like the rest of the track getting it's power from the program track lead from the Dynamis & Pro Box.  When hooking up Booster there is no separate lead  from the booster to the program track.  If I left the lead from the Base Station program track lead attached to this section and the rest of the track to the booster I would be in essence using 2 different power sources and creating a short when loco bridged the gap.  It looks like even if I used a spur there would still be a shorting problem.  I still contend that you can not use the program track lead on the base station as intended when using the booster.  From my conversation with the service dept. they agree.  I have not needed the booster so far so I just may get rid of it.

14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 5 amp booster and Dynamis with Pro Box on: August 16, 2012, 12:00:31 PM
My program track is part of the layout.  I've put the booster on the back burner for now.  Really disappointed in Bachmann for misleading info about the booster.  Right in the Dynamis manual it lists the  Pro Box & Booster as other EZ Command DCC products that can be used with the Dynamis.  There should have been a note stating that Pro Box and Booster don't play well together.  With my program track being part of the layout makes it easy to just pull a train in and tweek the CV's (the reason for the Pro Box in the first place) and be on my way. I picked up some DPDT toggles but have not have not had time to work on the circuit.  As of now I've been able to operate 4 sound locos at one time without overloading the Dynamis.  I'll probably try something when winter rolls in.

15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: old turnouts H4561B-R and -L on: June 24, 2012, 08:10:50 PM

Did a search for the part #'s. That took me to ebay.  Several listings I looked at showed manual turnouts with those part #'s

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