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what are cv's
Posted by shlbygt500 on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:57 PM

ive been reading a lot of the posts for bachmanns dcc system and they all say that it cant change cv's. i have no idea what cv's are and what they do, can someone please help me out

thanks

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Posted by richg1998 on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:01 PM

Here is some reading material for this issue.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=cv+dcc&fr=yfp-t-501&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8

There is a Bachmann forum with people using Bachmann DCC.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:11 PM
Have a look at this: What are CV's.

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Posted by shlbygt500 on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:22 PM
thanks rich and jeff after reading most of wikipedias info at first i was very confused but i kind of understand it now. i wont be able to help other people with what i now know but at least ill know what people are talking about when they say cv's
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Posted by tstage on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:27 PM

Another good link for all-around DCC information:

DCC for Beginners

You can either read it online, or download it onto your computer as a .pdf file.

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Posted by JulesB on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 5:39 AM
 shlbygt500 wrote:

ive been reading a lot of the posts for bachmanns dcc system and they all say that it cant change cv's. i have no idea what cv's are and what they do, can someone please help me out

thanks

CV's = Configuration Variables. Not much different than your computers "BIOS"/CMOS which equals Baisic Input Output System/Computer Management for Operating System.

Provides many topics with choices for each topic. An example under Advanced Settings

Fast Boot = topic, Yes or No are the choices. First Boot Device = topic, choices are HDD0, HDD1, CDROM,  etc. The choices are many some times.

Some settings are expressed in DEC, some in HEX. There are different programming modes also.

I would recommend Don Fiemann's "The DCC Guide" it's a Kalmbach publication, as is "Model Railroader Magazine" and the owners of this site.

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