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Title: 4-8-2 lt mtn....not running right
Post by: breezy8 on December 14, 2017, 08:53:18 PM
I have a SPECTRUM 4-8-2 LT MTN. with  SOUND TRAXX ECONOMI 100 DECODER installed.  when I fie it up , it idels just fine. add throttle , 1, or 2 notches and it goes JERKEY. IT WILL MOVE 1", LIGHTS GO OUT,sound goes off and then it will start moving again..sometimes 3"s,some times more, sometimes less... then it goes JERKEY again. Track is clean, wheels too. When I first installed the decoder, It ran just fine, and has until recently . Any ideas????   I don't have much hair left to pull...LOL..  BREEZY8


Title: Re: 4-8-2 lt mtn....not running right
Post by: Trainman203 on December 14, 2017, 09:47:20 PM
Loose electrical somewhere probably.  Also, your cv settings probably arenít right.  I have several Tsunami 2 s in Bachmann engines that run like champs.  The settings are the same as the economi.   have them written down . But Iím not home .  Iíll send them ASAP.


Title: Re: 4-8-2 lt mtn....not running right
Post by: breezy8 on December 15, 2017, 01:18:36 PM
Thanks Trainman. Looking forward to them....breezy8


Title: Re: 4-8-2 lt mtn....not running right
Post by: Trainman203 on December 15, 2017, 04:55:45 PM
Try these cv settings and report:  cv 2-0. 209 - 40.  210-10.  211-255.  212-255. 215-150.  Cv 114 is the chuff now, you may need to adjust but try 150 first , then go up or down as needed.

The Econami is WAY louder than the old tsunamis. Distortion is very easy to get. I have my master volume up to 255 but the whistle, bell, and chuff all need to go WAY down. I canít readily check right now  but 50 is a good place to start .  Different whistles start distorting at different volumes, but 100 is really, really high.  Try all of them up and down till you like them.  The whistle should drown out everything.  Also note that at hard acceleration the chuff gets almost too loud so be aware of that.


Title: Re: 4-8-2 lt mtn....not running right
Post by: Trainman203 on December 15, 2017, 04:58:19 PM
You first should do cv 8 - 8,  the decoder equivalent of flushing the toilet.


Title: Re: 4-8-2 lt mtn....not running right
Post by: breezy8 on December 15, 2017, 05:22:31 PM
 Thanks Trainman 203, I will give it a try. Do I need to FLUSH and start over??? or just adjust these CV's


Title: Re: 4-8-2 lt mtn....not running right
Post by: Trainman203 on December 15, 2017, 05:41:52 PM
Flush first, then try operating again before changing any cvís.  Your address will be 3 again.  Cv 8 can sometimes clean out bugaboos that have crept in.  If it keeps on cutting in and out, thereís probably some loose connection somewhere.
 


Title: Re: 4-8-2 lt mtn....not running right
Post by: Trainman203 on December 20, 2017, 10:19:26 AM
What happpened?  Did the cv tweaking help?