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by 098240
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 4010

Re: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders

It pay's to read the manual, or in this case the Digitrax web site! Buried in the trouble shooting section is a reference to Bachmann decoders and the advise to put a 1K ohm resistor between the Prog A and Prog B terminals and then try programming on the programming track. Hey - it worked! These Bac...
by 098240
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 4010

Re: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders

The mystery deepens! Using boost mode on the Zephyr has enabled me to reprogram the decoders in the N Scale 2-6-0 and 4-6-0 steam locos. So far so good. But nothing seems to be able to touch the decoders in the 44ton and 70ton diesel switchers (again both N-Scale dual mode decoders). They both work ...
by 098240
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 4010

Re: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders

Mike - Thanks, a good point and one to remember. The alternative guide to the Zephyr I used to look up this problem really stresses this point. Fortunately I have the Zephyr connected to a specially set up programming and test track at present so there's normally only one loco 'on tracks' at a time ...
by 098240
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 4010

Re: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately these decoders don't have any changeable jumpers - However, I have found a solution. In order to reprogram these dual mode decoders you need to use 'Blast' mode on the Zephyr. This isn't covered in the Zephyr manual at all, but I looked in another book by a t...
by 098240
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 4010

Help!!!! - Bachmann decoders

Hi, This is an appeal for some help. I'm new to this DCC lark but am trying to get up and running. My command station is a Digitrax DCS50(Zephyr). I've managed to successfully program a Digitrax decoder I fitted to a N Scale LifeLike 0-8-0 and it works a treat. I also have a number of the newer Bach...