Did my locomotive blow a decoder card? FIXED.
After getting the ZDF Express set up last night with the replacement ESU Loksound 4.0, I ran four trains at once for about an hour last night. No hitches or problems of any kind. The Loksound 4.0 is really nice and sounds great and the new Br.120 runs very smoothly.
Tonight I was going to make a short video of the Br.120 while the sound was going.
I plugged in the NCE Powercab power supply and the DB Br.187 started stuttering forward for about 20mm and you could hear it making a repetitive noise for a few seconds. That stopped.
Afterward, every locomotive on rails had lost its programming except ÖBB 2143. I don't know why this locomotive was unaffected by this. It ran normally and had all sounds, lights, etc, that it had when I last programmed the CV's for it.
The rest wouldn't respond to any commands.
I started reprogramming each locomotive and reset all of them using 008-008 CV. All of the locomotives reprogrammed fine except for Br.187. The NCE recognized the card and knew it was there. It made small noises while being programmed as they always do, but this locomotive will not respond to any commands after repeated programming attempts.
If the decoder is blown, would it still be recognized by the controller?
I did not remove the decoder, nor even take of the body shell to inspect. I don't have time tonight. I seriously thought about swapping the Loksound 4.0 from the Br.120 into the Br.187, but if there is something wrong with Br.187 I don't want to chance damaging the Loksound 4.0 from Br.120. I've already had that decoder replaced once.
Last edited by MichaelE; 03-02-2019 at 08:40 PM..