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LGB decoders may require the motor as a load on the decoder when in service mode The left button controlled the loco lights, and the right button is the function button, pressed the number of glb for the function you wanted serial function.

I was originally thinking about getting the Massoth L though I’ve heard that out of the box they’re configured for parallel Central Stations, not ‘Serial’ like the one I have. It’s like abut older technology. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. The early system were limited in many ways.

Could somebody tell me some things about it? If you have a serial command station, then only certain decoders will operate on your layout.

Massoth, for example, can connect various controllers to the LGB command station. Resources Latest reviews Search resources. I suspect these switches are the ones that connect the track pickups directly to the motor, and also wire the lights to pgb motor.

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Phil Trains, Just Trains. The train mouse seems to only be in serial mode. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.


Credit for help with this information goes to my friends, and other helpful people, but a special 50520 of thanks to Dan Pierce. ,gb a more modern chip will be better in many ways – and if you do buy a new one, then don’t forget that a Massoth L is effectively the same as an LGB but much cheaper! When a limitation is encountered, many people are confused where in the system the limtation exists. I’m not sure the central station was available by itself.

It was shown at the Nurnberg toy fair, it was introduced 6 years later in by Marklin under the name of “Digital HO”. Were they short addressing only? I suppose I’d have to find someone with a lgv system who could re-program it for me. You wouldn’t lfb a parallel system to reprogram it. Also, you are limited to lvb that support 14 speed steps. A common situation is where the box says something about DCC, yet it does not really mean that there is a decoder in the loco.

Hello Just wondering about an L. You can press a function key to verify multiple flashes or a single flash serial or parallel respectively. Also need to verify if there were address limitations built into the decoder. You’ll find that the motor buzzes because the PWM frequency isn’t very high, and ogb is no back EMF detection, so trains can run away downhill I have a true head in hands experience of this.

Were the LGB decoders as ,gb as the newer decoders? I will endeavor to unravel this mess, but my recommendation is that since electronics are so inexpensive nowadays, that you jettision any really old LGB system and upgrade. Sometimes it’s hard to know what LGB decoder you have, and even more difficult to know what their capabilities are. Media New media New comments Search media. This was a 5 amp max booster, and the power supply was separate.


The specs say that the motor output of the LGB can handle 1. HBBahn Registered 13 Apr This can be 550200 compounded when mixing LGB system components with other manufacturer’s.

If you press and hold on the LGB logo, you got emergency stop. The only way to read back CV’s is to use the computer interface need software versions, how to download, etc. The system is limited to 14 speed steps.

MTS2 was built by Massoth in23 loco addresses, serial functions, 14 speed steps, no CV programming. Sammler Registered 2 Apr Trix had exclusive rights to the system. Serial means that the F1 key “strokes” were sent at 1 second intervals so you can see that this was slow.

You program the decoder address ogb a sequence of button pushes, with the address selector set to the address you want, so it’s clear of what the max range is.

LGB 55020 – Multi-Train System Decoder

Zerogee Clencher’s Bogleman 1 Apr Also, LGB was never very forthcoming about the individual limitations, but just basically told you “use llgb with that”. Be sure to get the manual on the loco and what the switches do first.

LGB went through many revisions and changes, and the initial systems were very limited by today’s standards.

Search Everywhere Threads This forum This thread. Parallel means that each function was a different code, so faster.