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Re: [z_scale] Z-decoders

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  • A H-Ellary
    rob please keep me informed but i will say the new dn121 is a single sided board and is quite a bit thinner and as im doing modern image sbb460 etc the length
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 27 11:02 PM
      rob

      please keep me informed

      but i will say the new dn121 is a single sided board and is quite a bit
      thinner and as im doing modern image sbb460 etc the length of the decoder
      isn't a problem

      A H-Ellary the mad UK Z'er with digitrax Chief + winlok 2.1

      now with added web page www.nccnet.co.uk/ahellary

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Robert Allbritton" <robert@...>
      To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2001 7:24 AM
      Subject: RE: [z_scale] Z-decoders


      > Tony,
      >
      > I think that this Fall (October or November) would be a realistic time to
      > expect to see a decoder that is ready to go. The real missing factor is
      the
      > time required. I also need to find a fabricator who can handle some
      unusual
      > production requests with small batch orders.
      >
      > Best,
      > -Rob
      >
      > www.z220.com
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: A H-Ellary [mailto:ahellary@...]
      > Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 2:54 AM
      > To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [z_scale] Z-decoders
      >
      >
      > hi bob.... not sure of the td1 sizes yet :( ............. when do you
      expect
      > to have some decoders to try as i would love to see one
      >
      > A H-Ellary the mad UK Z'er with digitrax Chief + winlok 2.1
      >
      > now with added web page www.nccnet.co.uk/ahellary
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Robert Allbritton" <robert@...>
      > To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 10:11 PM
      > Subject: RE: [z_scale] Z-decoders
      >
      >
      > > Tony,
      > >
      > > Sure - it would be easy to leave enough space for a TD-1.... BUT...
      > >
      > > 1) Had anyone seen a TD-1 yet? I have no idea what the real dimensions
      of
      > > the TD-1 are, so its a little hard to plan the correct space for it.
      > > 2) Digitrax has a history of doing a great job on length and width, but
      > > height is a problem. My biggest challenge on the drop in decoder was
      > getting
      > > it thin enough. I tried to get Digitrax interested, but to no avail.
      I'll
      > > lobby them at NMRA. If they put components on both sides of the TD-1,
      then
      > > it will be very heard to make it drop in compatible. Best thing would be
      > for
      > > Digitra to release technical specifications on how their transpoding
      > works.
      > > (Chances of that happening? Less than Zero)
      > >
      > > Best
      > > -Rob
      > >
      > > PS: got any better ideas? Heck, I'm open!
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: A H-Ellary [mailto:ahellary@...]
      > > Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 10:49 PM
      > > To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: Re: [z_scale] Z-decoders
      > >
      > >
      > > rob :)
      > >
      > > the idea of a drop is good but... transponding and emf are major parts
      of
      > > the decoders and should not be ignored ... but for tansponding is there
      > not
      > > a way to leave some space for the td1? as it will have a tiny foot print
      > >
      > > A H-Ellary the mad UK Z'er with digitrax Chief + winlok 2.1
      > >
      > > now with added web page www.nccnet.co.uk/ahellary
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Robert Allbritton" <robert@...>
      > > To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 5:22 PM
      > > Subject: RE: [z_scale] Z-decoders
      > >
      > >
      > > > Bill,
      > > >
      > > > I've been working on a "drop in" DCC decoder for about a year now (to
      > fit
      > > > the Marklin 8842 family) Time is always the problem. The programming
      and
      > > > layout of components is done, and testing has been completed with a
      > > > wire-wrap model. It works well, but misses a few Digitrax proprietary
      > > > features (EMF and Transponding) but honestly, except for the
      > transponding,
      > > I
      > > > have had no difference in operating results. There is a CV setting for
      > > > Faulhaber motors vs. 3 pole/5 pole, and there are a few lighting FX
      > > > included. Light bulbs are replaced with LEDs (red and yellow/white)
      > which
      > > > change with direction. I got into the project because I was sick of
      the
      > > time
      > > > required to install a Digitrax decoder. I'm holding off on more
      > > conversions
      > > > until I have the drop in decoder ready to go. I chose the 8842 family
      > > > because it is the most popular marklin frame out there. I hope by Fall
      > it
      > > > will be ready to go, and then I can replicate it for a few other
      Marklin
      > > > frames (The SBB 460 / DB 101 would be next on the list)
      > > >
      > > > Seletrix makes a nice tiny decoder but it is *NOT* DCC compatible,
      thus
      > it
      > > > speaks Latin, or some other dead language. If you want to go with only
      > > > Seletrix gear, then it is a viable alternative. If not, go Digitrax,
      or
      > > wait
      > > > for a drop in (hint - hint)
      > > >
      > > > Best,
      > > > -Rob
      > > >
      > > > www.z220.com
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: Bill [mailto:sherlockmail@...]
      > > > Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 4:18 PM
      > > > To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Subject: [z_scale] Z-decoders
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > This is a very interesting post I found on the Marklin
      > > > MML list.
      > > >
      > > > Bill
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > From: "Bertelsen, Tue"
      > > > <TB518778@...>
      > > > Subject: RE: Z-decoders (was: Marklin Z-Gauge
      > > > Turnouts)
      > > > Message-ID:
      > > > <BC9127369D17D511B3FB00D0B791347709EC04@...>
      > > >
      > > > > One Danish dealer actually sells Z-loks with Trix
      > > > Selectrix decoders
      > > > built
      > > > > in! However I have no personal experience with it.
      > > > >
      > > > > See http://www.josti.dk/digital/Z-digital.htm for
      > > > more info (it is in
      > > > > Danish only, but there is some nice pictures). The
      > > > dealer's price for
      > > > > retrofitting a Z-lok with decoder is 1000,- Danish
      > > > kr. (approx.
      > > > 120$). The
      > > > > dealer claims Selectrix to be the currently best
      > > > digital system on
      > > > the
      > > > > market (!).
      > > > >
      > > > > The Selectrix function decoder can according to the
      > > > page be used to
      > > > > control the turnouts and signals.
      > > > >
      > > > > Best regards,
      > > > >
      > > > > Tue Bertelsen
      > > > >
      > > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > > >Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 12:53:02 +0100
      > > > > >To: DigitalPlusbyLenz@yahoogroups.com
      > > > > >From: "William Davis" <davis_ws@...>
      > > > > >Cc: z_scale@yahoogroups.com,
      > > > marklin@...,
      > > > > zlist@...
      > > > > >Subject: Marklin Z-Gauge Turnouts
      > > > > >Message-ID:
      > > > <F76q9IcVux1Zcn8TtEv00000c98@...>
      > > > > >
      > > > > >Hello,
      > > > > > I am new to this Lenz list. It all started
      > > > when I saw the
      > > > > anouncement
      > > > > >of the new LE010XF decoder. I am using analogue
      > > > control for my Z
      > > > gauge
      > > > > >mini-club locomotives at present but the TINY size
      > > > of this decoder
      > > > made
      > > > > me
      > > > > >start to think.
      > > > > >
      > > > > >After browsing the Lenz web site, reading the
      > > > various manuals etc I
      > > > am
      > > > > even
      > > > > >more interested!
      > > > > >
      > > > > >My question is will the accessory decoder LS100
      > > > work with mini-club
      > > > > turnouts
      > > > > >( these require a pulse of current ONLY as they do
      > > > not have end cut
      > > > outs
      > > > > )??
      > > > > >
      > > > > >Does any body have any experience of using the Lenz
      > > > system with
      > > > Marklin
      > > > > >mini-club?
      > > > > >
      > > > > >Many thanks in advance
      > > > > >
      > > > > >Will Davis
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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