Model Railway Files - Page 1


These files are available for your download at your own risk.

Some are provided as .zip files as they contain .exe files required to carry out certain updates to the Firmware of your Hornby Elite DCC Controller.


Elite Firmware Upgrades:


Version 1.1

Version 1.2

Version 1.3

Version 1.4

Version 1.41

Version 1.42

Version 1.43

Version 1.44



Elite Operational Manuals:


Original Release (covering version 1.1 to version 1.3)


Version 1.4 (covering all version of 1.4x) to date)


To determine the firmware state of your Elite observe the screen on start up. The Version number will display followed by the Operating Mode (Standard or Classic).


Firmware Release Notes:


Version 1.1 - Emergency Stop fixed so that locos remain stopped after power recovery. Improvement to Railcom reading from Lenz Gold decoder.


Version 1.2 - Complete compliance with NMRA standards and RPs. Compatible with Traincontroller software. Initial direction of loco is changed from reverse to forward. Bug fix for speed display updating when loco is changed. Short circuit timing changed to support Reverse Loop Module and Signal Booster. Bug fix for analogue loco (address 0). Railcom default setting changed for Operations mode reading. Bug fix for controller knob 2 switching functions of knob 1.


Version 1.3 - Introduction of Standard and Classic modes.


Version 1.4 - Support for 29 functions (F0-F28) in momentary or latching modes. Support for dummy car programming. Simplified switching of locos and accessories in control stack. Sapphire decoder support for features. Several user reported bug fixes.


Version 1.41 - Controller lockup fixed. Speed knob selection logic changed. Programming of R8215 decoders fixed. Reboot in last mode. Minor display anomalies fixed.


Version 1.42 - Dummy car programming wasnt working - fixed. Improved support for Bachmann decoders. Display corruption in Operate mode mode fixed. Support for Select v1.5.


Version 1.43 - Xpressnet response fix from Elite Emergy Stop recovery. Bug fix in TTS decoder programming and reading in service mode. Quicker response with Select in Walkabout mode. Feedback from hand controllers to Elite screen. POM for suitable accessory decoders.


Version 1.44 - Elite not handling TTS diesel functions F5-F8 correctly - fixed



Select Operational Manuals



Early Select to v1.4


Later Select v1.5



To determine the firmware version installed on your Select observe the screen at start up - it will show 1x then 30 then 03 where 1x is the firmware version (e.g. 12 = V1.2, 15 = V1.5), 30 is the hardware version and 03 is the default locomotive decoder address indicating the Select is ready to use.


Firmware Release Notes:


Version 1.0 - Initial release. Point and accessory addresses start at 60 in order to use all groups of four up to last address 99. Able to control functions 0-4.


Version 1.1 - Point and accessory addresses now start at 61 through 99 to accord with NMRA addressing groups. Users upgrading from v1.0 should readdress all their points and accessory addresses to the new system. Able to control functions 0-8. Able to program on the main (POM).


Version 1.2 - Start up screen shows revision state. Improved throttle interface. Changes to setting up default direction switching. Resume operations after a power down/restart.


Version 1.3 - Programming improved for ESU Loksound v4.0 sound decoders.


Version 1.4 - Minor update to correct function control issues.


Version 1.5 - Major system upgrade to extend function range 0-28 in support of sound decoders. Change to function methodology.



Once your curiosity is satisfied you may safely delete any files you have downloaded.


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