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    It sounds like to me , your getting a new updated system . Hang in there , you will be happy with that

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    Something just occurred to me based on the way you worded your post. On the main line there is always power present. On the programming track there is no power present unless programming is happening. You can see this effect in the video link I posted testing the LED across the programming track. Itís not clear from my post that you had your meter connected to the programming track while you were trying to program a locomotive. It would expected to be dead at all other times.
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    My bad wording... i did have the meter connected and tried multiple programming attempts./ cv reads and writes

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    Soo.. with my impending birthday next week... my wife has informed me that with the help of my amazing 12yr old daughter donating a fair chunk of her pocket money savings, they’ve gone and ordered a dcs52 for me..

    i really dont deserve either of them!!


    Daughter is insisting however that i have one of my building be her dance studio

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    That sounds like an awesome deal. Now you just need a creative name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicknell View Post
    That sounds like an awesome deal. Now you just need a creative name.

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    Gandy Dancer Studio

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumbeast View Post
    Soo.. with my impending birthday next week... my wife has informed me that with the help of my amazing 12yr old daughter donating a fair chunk of her pocket money savings, they’ve gone and ordered a dcs52 for me..

    i really dont deserve either of them!!

    Daughter is insisting however that i have one of my building be her dance studio
    Congratulations on two wonderful ladies in your life, and good luck with the DCS52. Let us know if you have more trouble (and also if you don't )

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    when you have a working system you will soon forget the trouble,as you realise you can now drive the trains and not just run the tracks.

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    So Birthday is tomorrow,

    Got home last night, big box waiting for me.. Wife wants me to open it and test whats inside.
    Sure enough its a DCS52!!!! I didn't have much time but of course she wanted it tested to make sure it was ok.
    Disconnected the DCS50, Connected the DCS52. Tried running my PA on the test track.. worked perfectly. Put one of my C630's on the programming track, held my breath and tried a CV address read.. a couple of clicks later I have the address and other info displayed on the little colour screen!!!!!!! is this how its mean't to be!! ITS FREAKIN AWESOME! so this is what the fuss is with DCC, My wife could hear me giggling from upstairs.

    I know this may seem like an over-reaction, but I've been thinking I'm really stupid for the the last decade at least for not being able to get DCC to work, and now this confirms it was faulty equipment from the start and I am sooo happy!

    Just wanted to thank everyone here for the support through this thread, its really helped me take the plunge again, and of course my amazing family for this incredible gift. Was up at 5 this morning coaxing an old tablet PC to life and installing JMRI, tonight I'll get it talking to the DCS52

    Thanks guys, thanks so much!

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    Glad to hear you got the new toy and things are working perfectly.
    Nothing worse than hearing how great something is and then it doesn't work for you like it does for others.
    Then not knowing where to start or what to look for or where to start trying to access the issues.
    Been there, done that, not fun. Can be totally frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumbeast View Post
    but I've been thinking I'm really stupid for the the last decade at least for not being able to get DCC to work
    Naw, you were just dealing with an unknown issue; it's not as if you were habitually gluing your fingers together with CA!

    Glad to hear you are able to enjoy DCC now!
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    @grumbeast I love happy endings. It's great when things work. Enjoy and don't forget to have a train load of fun!
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    Today, a working command station.

    Tomorrow, installing a decoder in a high-railer with working headlights!

    So glad things are working for you now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumbeast View Post
    So Birthday is tomorrow,
    Happy Birthday. Glad everything is working for you now.
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