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Discussion Boards => Thomas & Friends => Topic started by: Red Baron on July 24, 2010, 08:45:26 PM



Title: EMF on THomas the tank engine?
Post by: Red Baron on July 24, 2010, 08:45:26 PM
Hi,

Does the new Thomas the tank have Back-EMF feature?

Best Wishes,

Keith.


Title: Re: EMF on THomas the tank engine?
Post by: N&W475 on July 24, 2010, 10:00:45 PM
Hi,

Does the new Thomas the tank have Back-EMF feature?

Best Wishes,

Keith.

whats Back-EMF feature? is it something to do with the smoke feature?


Title: Re: EMF on THomas the tank engine?
Post by: the Bach-man on July 24, 2010, 11:03:45 PM
Dear Keith,
Bach EMF is a feature on DCC decoders. Since Thomas is analog, the answer is no.
Have Fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: EMF on THomas the tank engine?
Post by: Chessie Sys. 3022 on July 25, 2010, 11:25:25 AM
You could add a decoder with Back-EMF (Mr. Bachmann - I typed "Bach-EMF" too, but then caught myself! ;)) if you or someone you know is handy with a soldering iron. Just make sure it runs well in DC first before you convert it to DCC.

Here's a link to a pictorial for adding DCC to Thomas:
http://www.tcsdcc.com/Customer_Content/Installation_Pictures/HO_Scale/Bachmann/Thomas%20The%20Tank%20Limited%202002/Spectrum%20Thomas%20The%20Tank.html (http://www.tcsdcc.com/Customer_Content/Installation_Pictures/HO_Scale/Bachmann/Thomas%20The%20Tank%20Limited%202002/Spectrum%20Thomas%20The%20Tank.html)

It says it's for the Limited 2002 Thomas, but the setup should be the same, I believe.

EDIT: The page is picture extensive, just warning you.


Title: Re: EMF on THomas the tank engine?
Post by: Anthony P2 on July 25, 2010, 04:15:15 PM
what does EMF stand for anyway?


Title: Re: EMF on THomas the tank engine?
Post by: Chessie Sys. 3022 on July 25, 2010, 09:05:19 PM
what does EMF stand for anyway?

Back-electro-motive-force control.