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Title: Bachmann Santa Fe 4-8-4
Post by: propmeup1 on February 14, 2017, 09:06:32 PM
Just got a brand new one in.  I have three older ones and one which is from 1974 and the other two from probably the last run of an older underside.

The new one takes off like a rocket even with the DC on pulse.  I was going to ask if there is a way to slow it down, can one put a resistor in the wiring before the motor ?

Other then that I want to put a decoder in it. Plenty of room in the tender but she's not DCC ready. I have installed decoders in my Bachmann EM1's, all four of them and two J1's as well without issues but they are DCC friendly.

Any tips on the decoder install on this engine other then getting the tender pick ups everyone mentions. Looks like the frame is split and has plastic spacers so tells me it makes things easier to DCC ?

Thank you,

Title: Re: Bachmann Santa Fe 4-8-4
Post by: plas man on February 15, 2017, 05:06:24 PM
for analog (12 volt DC) to slow things down try a 12v bulb (not LED)  in series with one of the wires between the controller and track .