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Offline Paul-H

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Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:44:23 pm »
Hi all

I have 2 Dapol Class 68's, both with 6 function decoders but for the life of me I can't get the cab lights controlled by function keys to work, or I can't figure out the instructions

Anyone managed to get that option working, can you post a picture showing how you set the switches.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 11:57:51 pm »
Which decoder are you using? The Dapol Imperium does the cab lights fine and assuming the N versions electronics are the same as the OO it's because the PCB wants function 5 and 6 to be logic level instead of full power functions.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 02:06:51 am »
Someone on the forum has already posted a very detailed explanation on how to fit your own Next18 chip to the 68 and get all the relevant lights working.

I have yet to chip mine but I will be searching for the info when I do.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 08:09:01 am »
Hi

Thanks for the replies, although I have a number of Next18 decoders most of them are Zimo and all the Zimo decoders are only 4 function, the only 6 function decoder I have is a LaisDCC which is the same as the Dapol Imperium decoder, so that's the one I am trying to get working.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 09:46:12 am »
Hi all

Looks like I have it sorted now.

The Instructions say the Cab lights are controlled by F14 & F15 but with the laisDCC/Dapol Imperium Decoder they are controlled by F3 & F4 by default

So all working now

Paul
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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 01:15:25 pm »
Just in case anyone else is interested, this is my own write up. I think Iíve posted it before, and itís recently been in the NGS Journal.

http://www.ness-st.co.uk/dapol/Class%2068%20Decoder%20Settings.pdf

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Julian Thornhill

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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 07:32:43 pm »
Now I know why I stick to dinosaur mode!!!

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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 09:39:49 pm »
Just been watching a Youboob video posted by CR-Signals of one of their N-Gauge class 68's showing the switching of the cab lights, and on theirs when the lights are turned on they don't just turn on they flicker like a fluorescent lamp, is there a setting to enable that function or is it just something unique to them.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 10:25:01 pm »
Itís a bit of a trademark of theirs - their DCC fitted mk3 coaches and JJAs do the same. For the price they charge Iíd want them to light my entire house  :goggleeyes:

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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 01:54:45 am »
Pretty sure the flicker on thing can be done with ESU decoders.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 help needed 're the lights
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018, 06:07:15 am »
Yes Iím sure it can be programmed, CR Signals arenít likely to be writing new firmware. Donít 68s have LED lights too, so itís not prototypical?

 

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