Last updated 13 April, 2006

Lima Diesel Locos

This page is designed to help those starting to use DCC in ready to run Lima 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. 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 Diesel Loco Types

 

Lima Class 08

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
ZTC
218
40
0
3
120
0
0
203
188
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
50
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. Set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 3004 (for D3004) A very rough running motor

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Lima Class 31

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
1
1
0
213
202
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. Set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 5578 (for D5578)

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Lima Class 33

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
0
0
0
120
60
0
38
0
0
3
45
0
0
0
A difficult motor to start and control but this provides slow running. Configured for 4-digit addressing.
ZTC
214
8
0
0
90
50
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
Seems to provide reasonable control of a poor quality motor

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Lima Class 47

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV17
CV18
CV9
CV29
CV35
CV36
CV49
CV50
CV51
CV52
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
0
0
0
90
45
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
50
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
180
80
221
114
0
38
1
1
0
16
0
16
3
25
0
0
0
This model is fitted with an Express Models lighting kit. In order to use F1 to switch lights automatically it is necessary to set CVs 35 and 36 to 1. Other settings for these CVs would be required for the use of various F keys to switch lights on/off. Very slow running.
ZTC
218
22
4
3
200
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 

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Lima Class 50

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
TCS
M1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
2
20
0
0
0
A smooth running pancake motor

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Lima Class 52 Western *

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
0
0
0
200
100
0
195
235
38
0
0
6
15
0
0
210
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. Set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 1003 (for D1003 Western Pioneer). Provides a range of control from slow to reasonably fast
ZTC
218
40
0
0
160
100
0
195
235
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
40
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. Set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 1003 (for D1003 Western Pioneer). Wheels have additional pickups to improve performance.
0
0
0
130
50
0
195
248
38
0
0
6
50
0
0
0
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. Set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 1016 (for D1016 Western Gladiator). Provides a range of control from slow to reasonably fast
ZTC
218
20
0
0
160
100
0
195
248
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
50
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. Set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 1016 (for D1016 Western Gladiator). Wheels have additional pickups to improve performance.

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Lima Class 55 Deltic

Decoder Make
Decoder Type
CV2
CV3
CV4
CV5
CV6
CV9
CV17
CV18
CV29
CV49
CV50
CV56
CV57
CV61
CV62
CV65
Notes
Lenz
1025A
0
4
3
10
2
10
227
43
38
255
1
0
0
255
255
255
CV29 set to allow extended addressing. Set CV29 first, then CVs 17 & 18, then program loco address as 9003 (for D9003 Meld ).

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Lima GWR Railcar

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
DH121
55
0
0
180
150
0
0
0
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 

Roster Import as

lima_gwrrailcar_22_dh121

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