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Old 09-10-2019, 07:37 PM   #21
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I can't confirm Sid's experience on the Bachmann locos, either. Their DECODERS are not so hot; their locos are very nice and run well.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:14 PM   #22
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I have found that the 'soldering', if you wish to dignify it with that word, on the Bachmann DCC Equipped locos is less than stellar. If I were going to purchase the Bachmann 70 ton DCC Equipped loco, I would also purchase a Digitrax DZ123 decoder and install it.
They are small, but work well. Make sure you check the stall current on the Bachmann loco first. I replaced a Bachmann decoder in an 0-6-0 with one of these and it runs great! Of course I also added pickups to the tender wheels.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:46 PM   #23
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I consisted my first two engines not long ago. In addition to adjusting cv2 you may also need to adjust cv5 and cv6 (I think those are the numbers). This will also match them at mid and high speed. Check your owners manual but I think cv6 is mid speed and cv 5 is high speed.

Speed matching beyond those 3 CVs are not in this beginners purview
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