Super Easy Programming on the Main (POM)

Programming on the Main is also called Operations (OPS) Mode programming. OPS
programming allows you to change parameters while the loco is on the main track
(even while running). This does not affect other locomotives on the track. You
can even change the locomotive address.


NOTE ** If the loco is 100% unresponsive to ANY command, such as flashing the headlight or using any function button, then you cannot use POM because the loco will not receive the commands.


Note: If you are using a locomotive with a sound decoder from QSI, you will
need to turn off verbal programming acknowledgment (set CV62 to 0) for the
address to be set properly.


1.  Press the PROG/ESC one time, and Press enter.

Confirm you are on the correct loco number you want to work on. If not, then change the loco number here and press enter. Note: this is NOT where you change the number! You are only selecting WHICH LOCO you are working on.
We first begin by telling the system which locomotive to program. If you want to
program the locomotive you are currently operating, press ENTER. If you wish to
program a different locomotive, enter its address at the prompt above.
You will see the following display after determining which locomotive you wish to program. The Power Cab system provides 9 different OPS mode programming

The first three options are displayed. Press ENTER to see more options. For
example, If you wish to set the locomotive address, press 1. No need to press enter.

Descriptions of each programming option are described below.
1 ............................. SET UP LOCOMOTIVE ADDRESS


This option provides a means by which to program the address of your locomotive.
Most decoders allow programming of the locomotive address while on the mainline.
First, decide if you want to program a long or short address into the

press 1 or 2. No need to press enter afterward.

DCC has 2 kinds of addresses (loco numbers), long and short. Short
addresses range from 1 to 127, and long addresses range from 0-9999. We normally
recommend using long addresses for all your locomotives. Consists require a short address, so it is better to conserve short addresses by using long
addresses for individual locomotives. Push the digit button that corresponds to the
type of address you wish to program. Long is 4 digits, short is two digits,


Key in the new address for the locomotive, then press enter.

The new address will be sent to the locomotive, and you will be returned to the normal display with the locomotive selected and ready to run. Most decoders allow programming the address while on
the mainline.

You can press PROG/ ESC to escape setting the address without affecting anything in the decoder.
No commands are sent until you press ENTER after typing in the address.

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