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Author Topic: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links  (Read 25483 times)

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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2012, 12:46:09 pm »
Hi Tin Man and welcome to the forum :wave:
It is certainly possible to chip the Jinty but if you are at all unsure or have the dosh, Digitrains have already chipped Jintys for a couple of forum members :thumbsup:

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2012, 07:57:45 pm »
Hi Tin Man, Digitrains did a lovely job of chipping a Jinty for me, she is a cracking little runner  :thumbsup:

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2013, 10:20:53 pm »
Found this reference sheet for Decoder fitting - may be of use to people

http://users.picknowl.com.au/~nscalepage/DCCdecoders.pdf  :- ::)

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2013, 10:53:22 pm »
 :help: I can't seem to get the links to work

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2013, 11:18:29 pm »
Digitrains chipped my Jinty and a old 4F too, both run superb too.
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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2013, 12:11:28 am »
just tried it - no prpblem. It is a PDF so your browser needs to be able to open PDF's. If not right click link and select "Save as" option.

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2013, 07:53:31 pm »
You need Adobe reader to download pdf's, its a free download.
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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2014, 04:57:10 pm »
can anyone tell me how to do the merchant navy please?

iv taken the body off to find the motor, a wire going from the rear into a coil onto a screw?

where do all my wires go?

thanks

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2014, 09:03:47 pm »
Like many others I am now dipping a toe in the N gauge pond. I have just rebuilt the 00 layout that I built 40 years ago for my sons - it works and it is now with my grandson who is working his way through learning the ropes. It was a surprise how much of it still worked. Having emptied my garage at the weekend [my car hasn't been in there for a loooooong time....], I have bought and set up a base board for an 8 x 4 n gauge layout. I am currently learning how to use Anyrail 5 - it is rewarding and I am getting close tothe layout that I want. The big learnign curve has been to gain as much information about DDC systems and how they tick, as I have decided to spoil myself. I am not asking 'which is the best system?' - I have to read widely and work out what suits me and my needs. I am  doing that already and coming to views on the matter From time to time I shall appear on here and ask naive questions - my first is about points - a layout of 8 x 4 assumes that I will put a number of points on it. I read about the use of accessory systems, but I cannot find out anywhere how many each will manage and I am trying to gauge my needs. I see systems that talk about 4 outputs - does that mean that it will only run 4 points? Dumb question, but the answer does not seem to be any books - help please - pretty please!! ???

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2014, 09:09:02 pm »
Can't help you with your specific question as I prefer to operate my points the old way with switches on a mimic panel, but welcome to NGF :wave:


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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2014, 09:29:02 pm »
There are different types of accessory decoders that will operate 1,2,4 points but what you need to know first is which DCC command station are you going to obtain then you can match up your Accessory decoders.

Geoff

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2014, 09:31:31 pm »
Accessory de8coders (for point operation and other things) come in various formats, single, 4 and 8 output variations which as the names suggest normally control 1, 4 and 8 set of points.  They use completely different type of address to those used by locos so you could have a loco with an ID of, say, 79 and also a point with an ID of 79 but as they use completely different system from each other there is no confusion in operating them individually.

Hope this helps.

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2014, 08:08:04 am »
Thanks guys - very helpful. I have, for what it us worth decided on an NCE power pro system from Digitrains, however they are out of transformers at the moment, so I will be asking them to specify a model that I can get from Maplins. I have seen one decoder that specifies 4 outputs, but none that specify 8 - it would be helpful if someone can point me in the right direction. I need to do a head count of points when I open Anyrail 5 later today to assess the cost. Second naive question - is there any way that I can avoid soldering? A new one for me......the last set up that I built, and later rebuilt, had point motors above surface... :doh:

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Re: N Scale GB DCC Fitting Guide Links
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2014, 11:20:25 am »
I must confess that apart from operating occasionally on a friends layout who has a NCE system I know little about NCE products.

However, this link may help you:-

https://sites.google.com/site/markgurries/home/nce-info/nce-accessories/nce-accessory-decoders

I do recall that a number of NCE users, use Digitrax stationary decoders (or third party providers) through "Loconet".

Kind regards

Geoff
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