Last updated 6 January, 2010
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Bachmann Steam Locos

This page is designed to help those starting to use DCC in Bachmann steam locos. Where there is further information available about CVs for specific decoders there are direct links from the tables. Where a 4-digit address has been set the values for CVs 17 and 18 are provided in the tables for the particular model number. Where available, Decoder Pro (Version 1.5.6) XML files are now being made available for download for specific locos and should be imported using the Roster > Import Entry option from the main menu screen. To download a file, right-click on the suggested Roster Import name and select Save Target As.

To calculate your own CV17/18 values for long addresses, please click here.

The CV settings shown here are settings that have been proved to work on the particular locos listed. Remember, though, that every loco is different and, whilst these settings can be used as a starting point, it is up to the user to adjust them to suit their own situation. If you have any observations/additions/suggestions, etc. please do email us here. Also, do please pass on any settings for decoders that you know work well so that others can benefit from this information. Don't be afraid of submitting settings - they are all anonymous (unless you would like your efforts recognized)! Please supply settings for CVs as shown in the tables below. Where a loco type has an asterisk there is a link to a page that shows you how to install a decoder in this particular loco type.

Please note that whilst the settings shown below have been demonstrated to work and they should not normally cause any problems with locos or decoders. However, you use these settings on your own combination of loco/decoder at your own risk. No responsibility can be accepted by Bromsgrove Models for any unforeseen circumstances resulting from using the settings given below.

 

 

 

 

 

Steam Loco Types

 

 

Bachmann 2-6-4T 4MT Tank

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
0
0
0
180
70
0
0
0
6
0
0
6
10
0
0
0
Very slow runner using 128 speed steps on a NCE Power House Pro
ZTC
401
2
4
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 

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Bachmann 2-6-2T 4575 Tank

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
0
0
0
150
60
0
213
177
38
0
0
6
15
0
0
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. Set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 5553 (for 5553).

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Bachmann 0-6-2T 56xx Tank

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
Lenz
1025E
7
4
3
10
1
10
213
225
38
255
1
0
0
255
255
255
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. If your controller does not automatically program long addresses, set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 5601 (for 5601).
0
0
0
120
60
0
213
225
38
0
0
3
15
0
0
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. If your controller does not automatically program long addresses, set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 5601 (for 5601).

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Bachmann 4-6-0 Standard Class 4

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
Decoder Pro XML File
Digitrax
DH163
0
3
2
0
0
0
211
209
54
0
0
48
6
0
0
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. If your controller does not automatically program long addresses, set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 5073 (for 75073).

Roster Import as

bachmann_standard_class4_75073_dh163

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Bachmann 4-6-0 Standard Class 5

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
Decoder Pro XML File
Digitrax
DZ143PS
0
2
3
0
0
0
204
86
54
0
0
48
15
0
0
10
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. If your controller does not automatically program long addresses, set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 3158 (for 73158).

Roster Import as

Bachmann_Black5_73158_DZ143PS

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Bachmann 2-6-0 Crab

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
Decoder Pro XML File
Digitrax
DZ143
0
7
4
0
0
0
203
126
54
0
0
48
4
0
0
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. If your controller does not automatically program long addresses, set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 2942 (for 42942).

Roster Import as

bachmann_crab_42942_dz143

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Bachmann Ivatt 2-6-2T Push-Pull

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
Decoder Pro XML File
Digitrax
DZ121
0
4
3
255
120
0
196
194
54
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. If your controller does not automatically program long addresses, set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 1218 (for 41218).

Roster Import as

bachmann_ivatt2-6-2T_41218_dz121

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