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On30Sumo

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« on: July 15, 2017, 05:10:30 PM »

I started On30 three years ago but my locos have been in storage since. Today I set up a test track and ran my two Shays  (non DCC). The Colorado model was fine but the Pocahontas won't move. The light blinks. Nothing happens.

Any ideas? I bought from eBay I think and have no records.

All I can say is that the Pocahontas has more chips in the rear compartment that than the Colorado so is it possible that it has been upgraded to DCC?

Thanks

MIKE
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dutchbuilder


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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 05:59:02 PM »

Could be , chips doesn't say much without a picture.
I just finished a bag full , the potato kind. Grin

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 09:48:05 PM »

Hello Mike,it sounds like the Pocohontas has a DCC chip that has not been programmed for DC and DCC,it's not a big issue. You can remove it but you will need to fit some links to make it work on DC or get the chip programmed for Dc and DCC . If you know some one with a DCC layout they should be able to help or go to a Model hobby retailer who may be able to help.....Peter
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On30Sumo

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 06:19:19 AM »

If that is the case I can run it DCC on a separate track for now. I will try later. Thanks.

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 06:59:10 AM »

Mike ,the photo does show a DCC chip..If the loco came with a number,try that number as the DCC Address.If it has not got a number ,try number 3,the default address for chips....Peter.
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On30Sumo

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 06:17:04 PM »

All sorted. Looks like seller converted to DCC!

Thanks.
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