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Offline Jim33

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New to N
« on: April 01, 2020, 03:57:05 PM »
Hi , can anyone give some advice ?

I am moving from 00 to N scale , so to some extent starting afresh

I have a hornby HM 2000 R8012 controller , can I continue to use that with the new layout

Thanks

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Re: New to N
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 04:02:23 PM »
Hello Jim, and welcome to the forum :wave:
I can't answer your question myself but I'm sure someone will be along shortly who can

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Re: New to N
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 04:10:47 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

Someone who is far more clued up on those will surely be along soon.
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Re: New to N
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 04:49:36 PM »
Welcome!

Well, OO and N systems are nominally the same voltage but N motors require less current. Your Hornby controller will operate the locos but the overload cutout may be tuned a bit too high to protect things in the case of a problem.   Generally for the newest types of N motor a pure smooth DC source is preferred rather than a PWM or "pulse power" type, and opinion is that older "Feedback" controllers should be avoided due to their being tuned for older types of motor which respond differently. I'm not sure if your controller is PWM (with or without feedback) or not.

Having said all the above, I'll admit my exhibition layout uses controllers dating from the 1980s, they are feedback types but I switch that capability off except for a few very old models which benefit from it (and some of my more modern models definitely don't run smoothly with feedback switched on).
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Re: New to N
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 08:07:21 PM »
Hi Jim and welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2020, 08:10:37 PM »
Welcome aboard Jim.


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Re: New to N
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 09:28:35 PM »
G'day from Australia, Jim, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:


Great to hear someone has seen the light and we have another new convert!  :beers:
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Re: New to N
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2020, 10:27:13 PM »
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Yes the Hornby HM2000 will be fine I still use mine for testing locos on DC before converting to DCC. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2020, 10:52:18 PM »
Welcome to the forum! :thumbsup:

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Re: New to N
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 09:34:48 PM »
Welcome to the Forum!
What do you like to model (location, era etc)?
Any plans for a layout yet?
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Re: New to N
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2020, 09:59:43 PM »
Welcome aboard Jim! :wave:
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