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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2265 on: April 04, 2018, 09:26:16 pm »
Folks

The DCC sound decoders are ESU Loksound Select Micros. I've no reason to believe that ESU decoders are not NMRA compliant (they certainly claim to be).

We know for certain that >15V DC may blow the decoders - we've seen it happen with N gauge DC controllers - and ESU recommend not running a DCC sound decoder on DC above 15V.

If I understand correctly with DCC there will be some difference with DCC track voltage  and we could be wrong/being over-cautious, but we'd rather warn people than have a lot of disappointed people with blown decoders.

Cheers, Mike




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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2266 on: April 04, 2018, 09:30:16 pm »
Good to know they are ESU, they are quite robust.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2267 on: April 04, 2018, 09:36:25 pm »

We know for certain that >15V DC may blow the decoders - we've seen it happen with N gauge DC controllers - and ESU recommend not running a DCC sound decoder on DC above 15V.

I'm getting concerned now my DCC sound equipped Poppylino may be affected by me running it on DC using my Morley Vortrack :worried:

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2268 on: April 04, 2018, 09:40:46 pm »

We know for certain that >15V DC may blow the decoders - we've seen it happen with N gauge DC controllers - and ESU recommend not running a DCC sound decoder on DC above 15V.

I'm getting concerned now my DCC sound equipped Poppylino may be affected by me running it on DC using my Morley Vortrack :worried:
Have you got it Mick?
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

The original layout progress here
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18319.msg184399#msg184399

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2269 on: April 04, 2018, 09:42:44 pm »
Their spec says  Output: 4 x 12 volts DC at 1.1 amps protected all controlled.  You should be OK

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2270 on: April 04, 2018, 09:42:56 pm »

We know for certain that >15V DC may blow the decoders - we've seen it happen with N gauge DC controllers - and ESU recommend not running a DCC sound decoder on DC above 15V.

I'm getting concerned now my DCC sound equipped Poppylino may be affected by me running it on DC using my Morley Vortrack :worried:

The Morley Vortrack is supposed to be smoothed 12vdc so no worries Nobby



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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2271 on: April 04, 2018, 09:44:47 pm »

We know for certain that >15V DC may blow the decoders - we've seen it happen with N gauge DC controllers - and ESU recommend not running a DCC sound decoder on DC above 15V.

I'm getting concerned now my DCC sound equipped Poppylino may be affected by me running it on DC using my Morley Vortrack :worried:
Have you got it Mick?

Not yet, George, and I'm putting no pressure on Ben & Mike as it must be a humongous job packing all those up for despatch. After all, it's probably only a couple of weeks away.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2272 on: April 04, 2018, 09:45:57 pm »

We know for certain that >15V DC may blow the decoders - we've seen it happen with N gauge DC controllers - and ESU recommend not running a DCC sound decoder on DC above 15V.

I'm getting concerned now my DCC sound equipped Poppylino may be affected by me running it on DC using my Morley Vortrack :worried:

The Morley Vortrack is supposed to be smoothed 12vdc so no worries Nobby

Thanks, Paul :sweat:

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2273 on: April 04, 2018, 10:49:41 pm »
For those of us getting our PendOlines from those cool cats at Rapido,

"We have received the sets and will start to process the orders for shipping in the next week or so. "

I just updated my CC details hence they emailed me back!

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2274 on: April 05, 2018, 11:06:42 pm »

Hello all,

In answer to a couple of PMs and emails I have received, I just wanted to confirm that we have plenty of Pendolinos still to send, and all are being tracked, so please do not worry if you have not received your model yet.

Also, the order numbers may seem a little confusing.

Those who paid in instalments, or added DCC or lightbars, or upgraded from a 9-car to an 11-car set, will have generated a new order number for these transactions.  So while the original order date remains on our system, it may be the later number that is quoted.  So if your order number seems significantly higher or lower than someone else's that is why.

And where people have ordered multiple models we are trying to send them out together, which is why some customers have already received their City of Birmingham models.

I am away this weekend for a long-standing commitment but we are hoping to send some more models out next week.

Cheers

Ben A.




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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2275 on: April 07, 2018, 04:06:34 am »
Jason’s office is full of boxes from China!!!

Won’t be long now.

John P

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2276 on: April 07, 2018, 09:08:36 am »
For those of us getting our PendOlines from those cool cats at Rapido,

"We have received the sets and will start to process the orders for shipping in the next week or so. "

I just updated my CC details hence they emailed me back!
You will not be disappointed - my 5 car has been running around office layout to much aclaim this week - often for hours on end complete with light bars - seconds to fit by the way.   
Very quiet motors and gearing - even quieter than my CJM HST on the other loop which runs all day as well and I thought that was good..
enjoy when yours arrive
Robert   

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2277 on: April 09, 2018, 06:51:19 pm »
... We are sending them out in the order that orders were placed ....
order #133 placed when plan B became active and I got to the order page... it must already be posted out (based on the pendo bingo), although the webpage still shows as not processed...  where is it, where, when is the wait over? :adhd_like_pacing_around:

Now I've posted this, I totally expect it to arrive tomorrow, HYPE.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2278 on: April 09, 2018, 06:59:54 pm »
... We are sending them out in the order that orders were placed ....
order #133 placed when plan B became active and I got to the order page... it must already be posted out (based on the pendo bingo), although the webpage still shows as not processed...  where is it, where, when is the wait over? :adhd_like_pacing_around:

Now I've posted this, I totally expect it to arrive tomorrow, HYPE.

If you have not had an email from Mike (Red_Death) its not had the paperwork checked yet and will therefore not have been posted.  The only posting day last week was Friday as Ben was away on business, and he was away over the weekend so no further progress I suspect.

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Re: Pendolino - a new approach
« Reply #2279 on: April 09, 2018, 10:50:12 pm »
... We are sending them out in the order that orders were placed ....
order #133 placed when plan B became active and I got to the order page... it must already be posted out (based on the pendo bingo), although the webpage still shows as not processed...  where is it, where, when is the wait over? :adhd_like_pacing_around:

Now I've posted this, I totally expect it to arrive tomorrow, HYPE.

If you have not had an email from Mike (Red_Death) its not had the paperwork checked yet and will therefore not have been posted.  The only posting day last week was Friday as Ben was away on business, and he was away over the weekend so no further progress I suspect.

I've received both of my Pendolinos BUT haven't received an email and the order status is still 'Processing'. The first I knew about them being posted was when the Parcel Force guy knocked on the door and then a day later the postie did the same. 

The 9 car unit was sent by Royal Mail and the 11 car unit by Parcel Force.


I guess you have some other persons models. (post a photo of them please)

If you take the time to read the Revolution website you will find this informative paragraph


"Order completion emails: we are slowly working through Pendolino orders (tidying up our database as we go).  We are trying to mark as complete any order – please note that where you have multiple orders for the same Pendolino set (eg deposit, balance and any extras such as postage, sound, light bars etc) that you will receive an Order Complete email for each order – your order will only have been despatched once all the relevant orders relating to a set have been marked as complete.
If you have not had an email from Mike (Red_Death) its not had the paperwork checked yet and will therefore not have been posted."


 

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