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dutchbuilder


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« on: February 10, 2019, 03:37:35 PM »

I'm not going to tell you guys what kind of locomotive because it's irrelevant to the case.
Here is what happened.
I had to repair and rewire the locomotive because of wire length problems.
The OEM sound decoder also had died so i used a standard 2 function Bachmann decoder as stand in.
I programmed it with JMRI and a Sprog3 using adress 3 and ran it on my big layout using my Lenz equipment.
Everything works fine ,ran for several hours without any hick ups.
I gave it back to the owner who also uses Lenz equipment.
Nothing...dead as the proverbial doornail.
Ok , something could have happened during transportation.
Got it back, put in on my track......works perfectly.
Shoot me and my friend , we are at a total loss, what is happening here?
Btw he took it back home and it still refuses to budge.

Ton
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dutchbuilder


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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 03:49:58 PM »

Never mind , the problem has solved itself by RTFM.
The decoder was unintentionally switched into consist slave mode.
And then it doesn't work....PFFFFFFFFFF

Ton
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efehser


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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 03:00:33 PM »

Fun with electronics...
I would recommend a big hammer, but that might be a bit extreme.
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dutchbuilder


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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 04:37:09 PM »

Usually i give a free flying lesson to the offending object. Grin

Ton
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