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Offline mike c  
#1 Posted : 03 April 2021 02:30:43(UTC)
mike c

Joined: 28/11/2007(UTC)
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Location: Montreal, QC
After trying to help the author figure out the issue with his locomotive/setup as described here:

I have decided to take this weekend to investigate a similar problem that I have experienced over the past month, since I set up my first teppichbahn using my MS2 instead of the 6021 (digital) or 6646 (analog) which I had previously used.

What I am specifically trying to find out is if there is a greater number of stall incidents when using MS2 and track box compared to operation using either 6002/6021 (Digital) or simple 6646 (120V-16VAC analog).

I have noted that certain locomotives seem prone to stalls using the current setup (MS2). My theory is that this issue is aggravated when using the MS2 with DC and is less significant in operation with Motorola Digital or regular AC (Analog).

To test this, I will be using a few Roco models (Re 4/4II) and Maerklin's Re 6/6 and other models which have exhibited stalling with the MS2.
Each locomotive will be tested using the MS2, then the MS2 will be replaced with 6002/6021 and finally with 6646.

I will also be testing the track using coaches with lighting to see whether there is any change in the flickering.

Track locations where stalling is common will be swapped out for new track sections to minimize any role that the track may be playing.

I will report back here in the next day or two.


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