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Author Topic: Current Keeper and the Sound Value 4-6-0  (Read 273 times)
NevinW

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« on: September 20, 2017, 09:19:56 AM »

I have a Sound value 4-6-0 that I repainted for the Tonopah and Tidewater RR.  Great little locomotive but it is a little sensitive on dead frogs.  My other locomotives have these Keep-alive circuits added and this makes a world of difference.  I was wondering if anyone has looked into adding one of these capacitors to the Bachmann Sound Value 4-6-0's.  I know that they are Soundtraxx decoders which theoretically could use their Current-Keeper.  Before I take mine apart to look, I thought I would see if anyone else has all ready tried.  Thoughts
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 11:46:59 AM »

The 4-6-0 Sound Value decoder is not designed to accept a CurrentKeeper or the like.

Adding a CurrentKeeper entails removing its plug and soldering two wires to the decoder PCB, which requires advanced soldering skills. Suggest you contact SoundTraxx for wiring diagram if you have the soldering skills. However, do not be surprised if they decline to provide required information since this procedure not properly done can result in an unusable decoder. I do not believe Bachmann Service Dept has the information.

When a CurrentKeeper is added you must also change CV 29 to enable NMRA Digital only.  See CV 29 Bit 2: APS, Alternate Power Source enable
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