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Old 11-07-2018, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default Hornby Pendolino (Address Allocation)

Hi all,

When I told my step son that I was getting back into the hobby his reaction was "Great, can I help? I never had a train set as a kid". Bless him, he's 43 years old!

I model American HO and we've spent the past couple of months travelling around model shops - ostensibly looking for rolling stock, but generally enjoying a great time together.

In one shop Jack spotted and fell in love with a Pendolino, clearly not American, but who am I to argue? So after he'd gone home I ordered a 1st grade used one (that already had decoders fitted by the previous owner) from Hattons.

Now to the point of my post - and I apologise for the preamble. Putting the two motor units on my programming track I thought "This'll be interesting, my first ever programming of a double-header - or consist as the yanks call it". Selected address 3, hit the forward button, opened the throttle and both units moved as a pair! Great, clearly whoever installed the decoders had already programmed one unit to work in reverse. But my question is this: I now want to allocate these two units a joint 4 number address. Normally this would require giving each unit a number and then pairing them. Can I just re-address the pair with a 4 digit number or do I need to re-address them individually?
Dave - If I'm wrong there'll be a logical reason for it!
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