Bachmann EM1 Decoder revisited

kmcsjr Mar 25, 2017

  1. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    Folks
    I'm back to playing with my trains. I didn't find an answer, when I bought the loco. Now, months/yr plus later/I'm using the latest JMRI release and still...
    Folks,
    All I can find, on the website is " including a new advanced Bachmann/Lenz DCC decoder with back EMF,"

    JMRI calls it a "manufacturer 101 version 81 no such decoder defined", So I can choose a Bmann 1, 2 or 4 function decoder. I'm guessing 2 function.

    Is there a better Lenz decoder to choose, for programming purposes?

    I get this ambiguity on all Bmann decoders (Except the Berk Tsunami)

    If I get this figured out, I might even want to figure out how to contribute to JMRI and define the decoders there... But today, I'm just stuck on.... What is it?

    Thanks
    Marty
     
  2. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    Beware, I'm going to try to create this decoder in JMRI....
     
  3. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    If I were you I'd rip out the stock decoder and replace it with a Digitrax decoder . The stock decoder is limited in what you can program IE can't set mid or max speed . And a new decoder will make it run much better . Also , there is a lot of room in the tender for a good sound decoder and speaker, suggest Tsunami 2 decoder with a sugercube speaker and enclosure . Mike
     
  4. kmcsjr

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    Actually! You can program the speed. I wrote the xml today, editing the Lens Silver Mini decoder xml. It has some flaws, so I want toe JMRI folks to look at it, before I share it. If you can edit xml files, yourself, you will probably do better than I did. That said, the loco creeps along now!
    I don't have the money, or the time, or the tolerance for competing steam sounds, to add sound. Bmann apparently put a pretty good decoder, in this one.

    http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/NEM-1LenzDecoderCVTable.pdf
     
  5. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    Hmm ! I've never seen a stock Bman decoder that would program CV 5 and 6 . Good job !
     
  6. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    Now... if only they would make some really good small stuff!!!!


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  7. RedRiverRR4433

    RedRiverRR4433 TrainBoard Member

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    Bachmann makes some great small steamers; the re-release of the 2-8-0, and the 4-6-0.

    Staying cool and having fun with it.........:cool::cool:

    Shades
     
  8. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    Smaller!!!! 0-4-0, 0-6-0, 4-4-0. All with Fleishman like pickup and EM1 Lenz made style DCC and hidden motors

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  9. RedRiverRR4433

    RedRiverRR4433 TrainBoard Member

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    Marty:
    I'm at the other end of the spectrum....... large steam......:)

    Staying cool and having fun with it......:cool::cool:

    Shades
     

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