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help with DCC programers

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help with DCC programers
Posted by rtesta on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 8:33 PM

i posted the following a week ago. appreciate the responces. At this time i am looking into buying a programer. I'd like to know if the ESU Loksound programmer works in conjunction with the DCC system or can it be a stand alone programmer like the SPROG. i dont have faith in my programing track and i dont know if the Loksound programmer can be used in "ops mode".  i'd rather use it at the workbench. anyone have experience with this? anyone use the Loksound programmer for QSI or other decoders. the literature says it will work with "others".

SPROG seems complex and about the same price. the Sountraxx PTB-100 isnt reccomended for the Lenz system i am using. all good reasons to consider the Loksound programmer for my Loksound problem. 

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Help!  I have a beautiful Precision Craft Y6B with Loksound.  I use a Lenz 100/LH-100 config 3.0. I love the system and have had success programing QSI systems.  Well I have been running my Y6B for months as address 003 and without any accel/decel settings in CV 3/4 or volume changes.  I'm not interested in reprogramming sounds - just the basics.

This weekend it was time to experiment and try to program a 4 digit address and some basic settings on the main using the Lenz; needless to say it turned out BAD. I still get sound but no comms with the loco.  It doesnt go and I get no responce from the sound functions. Apparently I cant reset the factory settings either or I assume address 003 would work once again. I tried programing on the Programming track, service mode, but kept blowing the circut.

I admit I have hesitated buying the Loksound Programmer, not because I'm cheap, which I am at  times, but because I only want to change simple settings and I dont always have good luck with computers. Again, I did all I wanted to do with QSI and hoped I could do the same with Loksound.

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Posted by UpNorth on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 2:44 AM
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Posted by retsignalmtr on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 7:56 AM
do you know anyone with another dcc system like the digitrax empire builder. you could ask them if they would let you reprogram your loco on it. my club has a supercheif and most locos that are sound equiped other than those with qsi sound have trouble programming on the programming track. they have to use the digitrax empire builder system that we have on our n scale layout with a piece of flex track clipped on the rails. there's not enough power on the programming track to program certain sound equiped locos.

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