Originally Posted by mtoney
The LGB DCC boards tend to make thier engines a bit tempermental on all but LGB power throttles when running on Analog DC. Removing it was the best thing you can do if you have no intention of using the LGB MTS/DCC system. The sound boards in that model are failure prone now at this age, with no ablity to repair the boards. Most guys swap it out for a Phoenix or other brand sound card when it fails, usualy the chuff quits working or is very soft/faint sounding. The MRC throttle should be plenty powerful for the Mogul. I converted over to onboard battery awhile ago, makes it so much more enjoyable to just have to clear away any leaves/debris off the tracks to run. No worries if rail joiners are conducting power today or having to crawl around with the LGB track polishing block. I use 7.2vt RC car batteries to power my two Kalamazoo 4-4-0's. One battery lasts about 5 hours or so of solid non stop running pulling a short train. Usualy 3 short passenger coachs or 3-5 freight cars and a caboose. Mike
Thank you. I did end up removing the DCC board the rewiring the green wire. The loco runs so much better now. The OEM 1amp kit transformer has not issue powering the Mogul now.
I guess my chuff board is out since the sound is out of sync with my sound cam on the drive wheel, the sound and volume is fine.
Is there a way to test sensor or the magent to make the chuff sound without actually running the engine?