Last updated 8 February, 2015
 
Hornby Diesel Locos
 
 
 

This page is designed to help those starting to use DCC in Hornby diesel 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 in case your controller does not automatically handle the programming of long addresses. 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. We would like to know how useful these pages are, so do please let us know. 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 by it click on the type to activate 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.

 
Specific Loco Types

 

 

Hornby Class 25

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
ZTC
218
15
4
3
120
1
0
221
172
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. If your controller does not automatically set CVs 17 and 18 for long addresses, set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 7596 (for D7596).

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Hornby Class 29

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
ZTC
218
15
4
3
120
1
0
215
222
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. If your controller does not automatically set CVs 17 and 18 for long addresses, set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 6110 (for D6110).

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Hornby Class 35 Hymek

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
TCS
0
0
0
160
70
0
0
0
6
0
0
10
25
0
0
0
These settings enable a range of speeds to be achieved from very slow to fast.
 
ESU
Loksound 2
0
4
3
63
25
0
219
151
54
1
100
95
180
8
4
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. If your controller does not automatically set CVs 17 and 18 for long addresses, set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 7063 (for D7063).

Roster Import as

Hornby_Hymek_D7063_esu2

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Hornby Class 50*

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
TCS
0
0
0
120
60
0
0
0
6
0
0
6
15
0
0
0
Smooth, slow running, with directional lights.

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Hornby Class 58*

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
TCS
0
0
0
0
0
0
223
97
38
0
0
3
10
0
0
0
Smooth, slow running. Works superbly on decoder default settings. Configured for extended addressing.

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