Last updated 8 February, 2015
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Hornby Steam Locos

This page is designed to help those starting to use DCC in Hornby 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 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 Steam Loco Types

 

Hornby 0-4-2T 14xx Tank

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
ZTC
218
7
4
3
160
70
0
137
139
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 1419 (for 1419).

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Hornby Battle of Britain/West Country*

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
65
0
0
0
6
0
0
6
15
0
0
0
Fine control of an excellent motor
0
0
0
180
65
0
207
211
38
0
0
6
15
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 4051 (for 34051 Winston Churchill).
0
0
0
180
65
0
208
9
38
0
0
6
15
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 4105 (for 34105 Swanage).

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Hornby Castle

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
ZTC
218
20
4
5
120
60
0
219
116
39
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 7028 (for 7028 Cadbury Castle).

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Hornby Duchess

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
ZTC
218
8
5
4
180
1
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Check wheel pickups are making contact

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Hornby Merchant Navy*

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
65
0
0
0
6
0
0
6
15
0
0
0
Fine control of an excellent motor
0
0
0
180
65
0
211
148
38
0
0
6
15
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 5012 (for 35012 United States Lines).
0
0
0
180
65
0
211
161
38
0
0
6
15
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 5025 (for 35025 Brocklebank Line).
0
0
0
180
65
0
211
163
38
0
0
6
15
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 5027 (for 35027 Port Line).
0
0
0
180
65
0
211
164
38
0
0
6
15
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 5028 (for 35028 Clan Line).

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Hornby Q1*

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
0
0
0
120
50
0
203
190
38
0
0
6
15
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 3006 (for 33006).

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Hornby Black 4-6-0 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
0
0
0
140
70
0
210
58
38
0
0
3
15
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 4666 (for 44666).
 
ESU
Loksound 2
0
2
10
0
0
0
210
173
54
5
60
150
80
4
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 4781 (for 44781).

Roster Import as

Hornby_Black5_44781_esu2

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Hornby 2-8-0 Stanier

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
140
0
0
223
218
38
0
0
48
2
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 8154 (for 48154).

Roster Import as

Hornby_Stanier_48154_DZ143PS

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