Originally Posted by JerryH
I will try it that way in the future. That would be slick. The speed profiling I can do, but what do you use to compare the momentum and acceleration? Just eyeball them chasing?
You need to setup the decoders with some basic speed related values:
Vmin: so you get a good steady low speed that doesn't stall.
I just mess with this value until I am happy.
Vmax: whatever you want the max speed for a given loco to be.
In the profiling section of TC you can profile a single one of TCs 14 or so profiling points.
The last of these is going to profile the max speed of the loco.
I just repeatedly run this single point, max speed "profile", changing Vmax until I get the speed I want.
Most decoders have Vmin and Vmax. Some also have Vmid which gives you a 3 point speed curve.
Some have a 28 point speed table which gives you, as you might expect, a 28 point speed curve.
The Acceleration and Deceleration values are going to be 0 or 1, as TC handles acceleration and deceleration.