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16  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 44 ton split axles?? on: March 30, 2017, 09:36:37 PM
kamerad47

my understanding is and am waiting nswl to reply, is that there is 4 wheelsets in a package for 39.95 plus shipping. that is to replace all 4 axles. there 3 types listed for the 44 tonner so just have to find out which one will work.



I went to the NWSL website..only found 1 type for the 44 tonner...could you provide a direct link to the others??
17  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Noisy S2 on: March 27, 2017, 08:13:20 PM
Seems to be a common problem with some S2 and S4 locos
18  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum 0-6-0 Saddle Tank DCC repair on: January 03, 2017, 08:30:06 PM
I did this type of install using a small digitrax decoder years ago..... http://www.tcsdcc.com/Customer_Content/Installation_Pictures/HO_Scale/Bachmann/0-6-0_Saddle_Tank/Bachman_0_6_0_Saddle_Tank.htm
19  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: SOUND VALUE DECODER on: June 09, 2016, 09:05:39 AM
Duh!  Somebody slap me please! Roll Eyes

WHAP!!   Cheesy

Hows that?

See, I watch NCIS.  Tongue

Thank you Gibbs!
20  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Buzzing Sound-Value S2 on: June 08, 2016, 08:18:33 AM


Resistors, capacitators whatever...you knew what I was talking about Grin

Yeah...the loco has gotten alot quieter and now sounds better. I'd love to know what was causing the hum though.

Hunt...thanks for the link to the sugar cubes.
21  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: SOUND VALUE DECODER on: June 08, 2016, 08:10:22 AM
Duh!  Somebody slap me please! Roll Eyes
22  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: SOUND VALUE DECODER on: June 08, 2016, 12:00:43 AM
What is e-stop?
23  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Buzzing Sound-Value S2 on: June 06, 2016, 04:48:30 PM
So....got home this past Friday night after being on the road for 3 weeks.
Spent some time the past few days working on this S2.....I decided to reset all CVs back to factory settings and start over on solving the various noise problems. I know a couple of you felt that my changeing CV217 was a mistake so it too was reset to factory default.

First thing I did after doing the factory reset was to remove the cab and cut-off the 2 yellow resistors and give it another hour of break-in running in each direction followed by a thorough cleaning and lubricating of the drive-train and bearings.....this has definately gotten rid of almost all the grinding/growling noise that the loco came with...oiling the worm gear and motor bearings seems to have been the really big help here.

The humming that was really driving me nuts and which led me to turning-off the BEMF via CV217 has also disappeared...I suspect but am not sure, that removing the 2 yellow resistors might have solved that. problem.

I next reset some of the CVs to try and improve the slow-speed running and smoothness of the loco......this was done using numbers suggested by a fellow on another forum.  It seems to have improved both things quite a bit.

So all in allI'm much happier with this loco now than I was a few weeks ago.

Thanks for the help and suggestions guys.

Cheers
Gene
24  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Buzzing Sound-Value S2 on: May 17, 2016, 09:22:08 AM
Ok..you seem to be confused. This loco, the S2 is brand new,it has not gone back for repair. It is the one that got hit with duty.

Still no duty according to NAFTA rules.

Are you sure it was duty and not GST and the Canada Post $6.00 brokerage fee?

Cheers


Roger T.



I'll double check when I return home in 3 weeks.
25  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Buzzing Sound-Value S2 on: May 16, 2016, 10:21:07 PM
Ok..you seem to be confused. This loco, the S2 is brand new,it has not gone back for repair. It is the one that got hit with duty.
26  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Buzzing Sound-Value S2 on: May 15, 2016, 10:09:24 PM
Thank you for all that Roger. Just so you know..it took 10 days for my loco to arrive from Bachman and Canada Customs did hit me for duty on it. And I wouldn't be asking for some custom loco.
27  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Buzzing Sound-Value S2 on: May 15, 2016, 06:45:22 PM
Ok thanks Hunt. Since I'm on the road for the next 18 days not much I can do until I return. I only have a 6 ft long switching layout so I can't do a long run,I'm limited that way. When I get back home I'll run. The lloco with cv217 at 0 and see how it behaves with other locos on the layout. I'll also see if I can get another decoder from Bachmann.

I'm reluctant to send it back because doing so from Canada requires various customs documentation, postage charges  plus this loco cost me quite a bit with the currency exchange and customs duty....unless Bachmann is willing to waive any kind of return/restocking charges a replacement loco gets very expensive, especially if I get hit by Canada customs again.

These are all reasons I normally prefer to buy locally from my local hobby-shop.
28  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Buzzing Sound-Value S2 on: May 15, 2016, 06:00:12 PM
Ok Hunt...I did the factory reset as per the instructions...the buzzing returned when I muted the sound.
29  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Buzzing Sound-Value S2 on: May 15, 2016, 05:33:14 PM
No winner!  You will have poor locomotive performance with CV 217 set to 0.

In what way? A quick test...it seemed to be running fine?
30  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Buzzing Sound-Value S2 on: May 15, 2016, 03:04:53 PM
I am pretty sure that grinding gear noise is from the motor.If you want to try one more thing.Go to cv 217 it is not listed and set it to zero and see if your buzz goes away.If it does there is definitely  problem with the decoder when standing still.Almost forgot.Turn cv 131 to zero,but leave the sound Un-muted and see if you still have the buzz with the speaker hooked back up of course for this test.Been around the block with these switchers a few times.I finally got the bugs out of them and they are great for over a year and a half now .I completely understand your frustration.
Johnny

BINGO!!!!! And we have a winner!!!!!

Ok...first I switched CV217 to 0 and exited the programming mode....buzzing gone!
Then went and switched CV 131 to 0 .....buzzing and sound files gone even when hitting F8 to turn sound on.
Then switched CV 131 back to its original setting...sounf files back as per normal but buzzing is still gone.

So I'm leaving CV 217 set to zero.

Thank you Johnny!!!!

Btw...what exactly is CV 217 Huh?

Ok...found it...apparently it is a master to turn BEMF on or off.   0=off. 2= on.  Apparently 2 is the default.
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