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Old 07-07-2017, 05:11 PM   #1
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Hi All,
Told you there would be lots of questions........so here goes.I have just taken delivery of a new Farish/Bachmann n gauge 108 dmu with factory fitted sound.
Question 1) Am i right in thinking i need to program the power car and the trailer car separately but with the same address?
That's it ......for the moment.
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Normally, to just program the address I put both units on the programming track at the same time. They will both get the same address then but you can do them separately if you want to.

Many decoders won't respond to programming if there is no load, such as a motor, connected to the decoder and by programming both units at the same time, the motor in the powered car allows both the powered car and the dummy car to be programmed.

More complex programming may need each unit doing one at a time.
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Thanks for that Rog.I forgot to mention the fact there is a Zimo MX646N sound decoder in power car and a Zimo MX681N in trailer car.Does that make any difference?Being new to this i thought you had to do them separately but give them same address.
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Shouldn't make any difference, though there are always exceptions.
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