The Hornby “Select” Digital Control is by far the perfect way to enter the digital world of model railways. The Select is capable of having control of 60 locomotives and providing power is available run 10 locomotives at any one time. The Select can also operate 40 solenoid operated accessories including points. The stylish design puts all the control features available from the Select at the operator’s fingertips. From the smooth operation of the rotary control to the large LCD display, the Select is the ideal way to enter the digital World of model railways.The following highlights some of the key features of the Hornby
Select Digital Control unit:
The keyboard has 16 keys used to register and programme locomotives or accessories, set acceleration and deceleration levels, setting direction and for emergency stopping! The Select allows for 59 locomotives to be registered to the unit and 40 accessories. Each locomotive can be coded with up to 99 levels of acceleration or deceleration speeds. Locomotives have an ID number allocated to them from 1 – 59 and similarly accessories
are given numbers of 60 – 99. Code “00” can be used to control an analogue locomotive ie a locomotive which is not fitted with a decoder.
Once the locomotive required to run has been “called up” and the direction of travel has been decided the model is ready to go. By turning the rotary control clockwise the locomotive will move off with the speed being proportional to the amount the control
knob has been rotated. If an acceleration level has been chosen then a more gradual
acceleration can be expected depending on the setting.To slow the locomotive down, the knob is turned anti-clockwise and similar to the acceleration programming, if a deceleration setting has been coded into the locomotive the model will gradually slow
The LCD Display screen of the Select shows the number of the locomotive or accessory which is in the process of being selected. This number will flash until the select button is pressed. The number will remain on the screen until another locomotive or accessory is chosen.The screen also displays various other functions and operating instructions that the Select features.
The Select is powered by a 220-240V AC wall-mounted Switch Mode transformer which indirectly supplies 1amp 15V AC power to the track. The transformer also provides power to the 15V DC uncontrolled outlet which can be used as an alternative electrical source for
point motors and accessories which are operated in the traditional analogue manner.
A larger 4 amp transformer is available for use with the Select unit which will provide additional power to the tracks allowing for more locomotives to be run simultaneously.