LGB 55020 PDF

LGB 55020 PDF

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It’s like abut older technology. The train mouse seems to only be in serial mode. HBBahn Registered 13 Apr I’m not sure the central station was available by itself.

Sammler Registered 2 Apr The left button controlled the loco lights, and the right button is the function button, pressed the number of times for the function you wanted serial function. Lvb a limitation is encountered, many people are confused where glb the system the limtation exists.

Also, LGB was never very forthcoming about the individual limitations, but just basically told you “use this with that”. Serial means that the F1 key “strokes” were sent at 1 second intervals so you can see that this was slow.

However a more modern chip will be better in many ways – and if you do buy a new 5502, then don’t forget that a Massoth L is effectively the same as an LGB but much cheaper! MTS 3 was released inmade by Massoth again, and allowed 4 digit addresses finallyserial and parallel function commands, and for the first time 555020 or 28 speed steps, and also CV programming. The left button controlled the loco lights, and the lggb button is the function button, pressed the number of times for the function you wanted serial function The speed control is center off.

Sammler Registered 1 Apr It was shown at the Nurnberg toy fair, it was introduced 6 years later in by Marklin under the name of “Digital HO”. I suspect these switches are the ones that connect the track pickups directly to the motor, and also wire the lights to the motor.


55020 LGB G Scale MTS Locomotive Decoder

MTS 2P was released sometime after, and was the same as MTS 2, but allowed both serial and for the first time parallel function commands. Also, you are limited to decoders that support 14 speed steps.

It’s an older version For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The Motorola protocol was called that because 50520 used a Motorola chip. Trix had exclusive rights to the system.

Zman Registered 13 Apr It was based on a communications protocol developed by Siemens. In my opinion, newer decoders are so much more capable with so many new features that I would give strong consideration to replacing any decoder that is serial only or no sound for that matter So, let’s proceed to try to unravel the complex story of LGB MTS, 55200 where lb capabilities and limitations are.

This was a 5 amp max booster, and the power supply was separate.

LGB Instruction Manual (Page 8 of 16)

Be sure to get the manual on the loco and what the switches do first. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. You can press a function key to verify multiple flashes or a single flash serial or parallel respectively. You used address 8 to control the analog loco. Resources Latest reviews Search resources. You can download the instruction manual here; http: I will endeavor to unravel this mess, but my recommendation is that since electronics are so inexpensive nowadays, 550200 you jettision any really old LGB 55020 and upgrade.

LGB decoders may require the motor as a load on the decoder when in service mode You wouldn’t need a parallel system to reprogram it. Facebook Pinterest Email Link. Calendar Monthly Weekly Agenda Archive. You must log in or register to reply here. Were they short addressing only? Input voltage was up to 24v DC, or 18v ac.


The early system were limited in many ways. You program the decoder address from a sequence of button pushes, with the address selector set to the address you want, so it’s clear of what the max lgn is. Credit for help with this information goes to my friends, and other helpful people, but a special llgb of thanks to Dan Pierce. Seletrix was developed by Doehler and Hass for Trix in early 80’s.

Also need to verify if there were address limitations built into the decoder. I was originally thinking about getting the Massoth L though I’ve heard that out of the box they’re configured for parallel Central Stations, not ‘Serial’ like the one I have. The only way to read back CV’s is to use the computer interface need software versions, how to download, etc.

Media New media New comments Search media. Search Everywhere Threads This forum This thread. Were the LGB decoders as reliable as the newer decoders?

LGB 55020 – Multi-Train System Decoder

This can be further compounded when mixing LGB system components with other manufacturer’s. You’ll find that the pgb buzzes because the PWM frequency isn’t very high, and there is no back EMF detection, so trains can run away downhill I have a true head in hands experience of this.

Zerogee Clencher’s Bogleman 1 Apr LGB went through many revisions and changes, and the initial systems were very limited by today’s standards.