The only DMX channel I was adjusted was the DIMMER channel (channel 7 according to Magic-260). All other channels remained the same. The piece that eludes me is how do I get a slow fade between the scenes from full illumination to a black out and unfortuately the fade time did not appear to work.
I did some experimenting and the only time I got the fade time to work is when I was repositioning lights from point A to point B. In this scenario I could use the fade to say do it in 10 seconds and it worked fine.
My temporary solution is to program my scenes into a show and have the light operator manually press the GO button and use the Master Fade to blackout between scenes. This this works well but I am hopeful for an automated solution because the operator has two boards that she is dealing with (and a lot of quick light changes) and I trying to keep it simple.