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1benson1

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« on: March 03, 2007, 10:04:07 PM »

Thanks to the help provided here by John Loesch, I installed a TCS decoder in the tender of my new #81901 3 Truck Shay. I'd like to program the firebox light to flicker. Any suggestions on CV settings?

And by the way, the TCS DP5X is a true "plug and play" - no wires to solder, no resistors to install to protect from blown lights (they're built into the decoder). Only 20 minutes from start to running - neat!

Rick
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 10:09:22 AM »

Rick:
So far as I know, the firebox light is 'hard wired' so that is just stays on and is not controlled by a function output. You will have to seperate the light and wire it up to its own function output. This requires disassembly of the locomotive, which can be found at

http://www.all-model-railroading.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=61179

You will need to get some fine wire; TCS sells 32 gauge wire through their website, or, you LHS may have some by Walthers or NWSL.

Best of luck,
John Loesch
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1benson1

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 02:03:48 PM »

Thanks John. After looking at the web site, I think I'll enjoy a non-flickering firebox!

Thanks again for your help,

Rick
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