Hornby DCC

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Hornby DCC

Post by Richard-B » Thu Mar 02, 2023 4:31 pm

This announcement seems to have slipped a bit under the radar:
https://www.keymodelworld.com/article/h ... al-control
Hornby launches Bluetooth Digital Control.pdf
Hornby DCC with Bluetooth
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This looks like it is a tri-modal system: Track DC, Track DCC, Track Power with Bluetooth DCC.
The good news for Roco Z21 users is a compatible Bluetooth dongle for the cab bus.
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Re: Hornby DCC

Post by RodTT » Thu Mar 02, 2023 5:06 pm

There are a couple of pages about it in the latest edition of their TT Club magazine, though obviously it's suitable for any scale. They are certainly not letting the grass grow under their feet.

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Re: Hornby DCC

Post by Bill Dixon » Fri Apr 07, 2023 5:02 pm

I have one HM7000 decoder installed in one of my Hornby locomotives(William Whiteclaw). It works OK. Currently you need an Apple device to run it, but the Android AP is supposed to be out soon. They do not currently have CVs to sync the chuff to the drivers. They have a lot of sounds in them, 28 functions. Some silly (Firemans Breakfast - sizzling bacon) and many that you will probably never use. Sound quality is reasonable and so is the price. Installation is easy. The software can trip you up, but it all works if you follow the instructions.
I will use them until SoundTraxx comes out with a UK Next18 decoder, although the Bluetooth functionality may keep me with the Hornby decoders for my UK locomotives.
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