There cannot be a name more familiar to the UK modeller than Hornby who produce the most extensive range of OO gauge model railway products in the world.
The Hornby Select and Elite are the most widely available DCC systems in the UK.
The Hornby Elite is their premier DCC system and offers:
3 Amps track power plus a 1 Amp accessory output.
Short and long loco addresses plus text identification.
255 Accessory addresses.
13 Functions F0 - F12.
The Hornby Select is their entry level system and is included in their digital train sets. The Select offers:
1 Amp track output plus an accessory power output.
60 loco addresses including 0 for controlling one analogue loco.
40 Accessory addresses.
9 Functions F0 - F8
Limited write only programming.
We have to advise that for modellers using large numbers of functions, particularly with sound equipped locos, we cannot give the Hornby systems a firm recommendation because of the clumsy operating method.
Hornby DCC Accessories
As well as the DCC systems Hornby also offer a range of decoders and accessories including:
Loco Decoder R8249
0.5 Amp continuous, 1 Amp max.
Short and long addresses.
4 Functions max 100mA each.
Programme on Main
17mm x 10mm x 3.5mm
The R8247 Accessory Decoder Controls up to 4 Accessories and is factory set to control twin solenoid point motors. The pulse duration can be reset by CV including continuous output for turntable motors and lighting.
Reverse Loop Module
The Hornby Reverse Loop module controls the polarity of the track so that locomotives operating on a reverse loop or "wye" track configuration can do so uninterrupted without the use of switches and complicated wiring.
They also have an assortment of connecting clips and leads for connecting the products to your railway.
We stock only a small selection of other Hornby products, mainly locomotives, but will be pleased to order any item that is available from the manufacturer.
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