i have three dual mode locos. all of them perform this way. i have suspicions of why. ( the following is observations while running dc)
1 done this way on purpose, so that you can have an idling loco on your table with no fear of it moving. 2 sound system takes "priority" amps. realistically depriving the motor of power until throttle is much higher.
i run a hogger power pack with and adjustable power output. if i crank up the juice a little, it performs just as well as a non sound dc unit.
With regard to the question about decoder equipped locomotives running on DC:
They all run sluggish on dc. The decoder electronics have components that require about 5 volts to start. That leaves only 7 volts for control of locomotive speed. Almost half of the control knob's arc is used up before the locomotive even begins to move.
By removing the decoder you can get this finer control back. On locomotives whose decoder is plugged into an NMRA 8 pin socket, you can insert a dummy plug in place of the decoder to restore dc performance. Some Bachmann locomotives actually include the dummy plug in the box, though they don't tell you what it is on the instruction sheet.
Post by NickelPlate on Feb 23, 2019 19:38:12 GMT -5
That's the 90's Manuta red box tooling. Speaking of Northlandz, we had those and the Mantua F7's running exclusively because of the low current draw can motors. The low speed doesn't look as good though; maybe it's the decoder. These weighed in at about a pound with a heavy diecast frame, but I'm sure they've removed some of that for the electronics.
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