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howdy. problem #1 i have intermountain SD40-2 with locsound. i dislike the headlight as it is way to dim. How or can i make it brighter. i have not found a cv # for that.. any info would be greatful. so can it be brighter or am i stuck with dim lights.

OH i should say im working with NCE DCC. love it
 

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GRRRRR im trying to move this into dcc area. can somebody please move this into the right place DCC area. Thanks
 

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Sid, I had a couple Kato PA-1s that the headlights were quite yellow. When I had the sound boards installed by Mike Fifer of Fifer Hobby, I asked him to change the lights to a whiter brighter one. He did that, and the new lights are way better than the old ones.

I don't understand LEDs and the resistors that get used with them, but I do know you can change the headlights to better LEDs. Mike did it for me! Someone on here will give you more advice than I can.
 

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Sid, I had a couple Kato PA-1s that the headlights were quite yellow. When I had the sound boards installed by Mike Fifer of Fifer Hobby, I asked him to change the lights to a whiter brighter one. He did that, and the new lights are way better than the old ones.

I don't understand LEDs and the resistors that get used with them, but I do know you can change the headlights to better LEDs. Mike did it for me! Someone on here will give you more advice than I can.
ok Thank You ill check with him and see what it cost. i would like for it to be brighter.
 

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FYI - the folks at Fifer Hobby Supply are out-of-town until July 2nd. :(
 

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These locos have ESU boards in them and contain surface mount leds. They are usually pretty bright. They are also not as easy to change as a regular led. Check to be sure the light pipe is in it's correct position, that might be all you need to do.
 

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These locos have ESU boards in them and contain surface mount leds. They are usually pretty bright. They are also not as easy to change as a regular led. Check to be sure the light pipe is in it's correct position, that might be all you need to do.
ok ill have a look. i really love this loco. just wish the lghts were brighter. Thank You
 

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have these Thank you but nothing worked. i still cannot get the light brighter. must be a on off deal or something. every thing ive tried either kills the light permanently or kills the whole loco, then i have to reset the loco. it simply does not work any way i try. could be im doing it all wrong. I dunno. ive just gave up trying. But Thank You for the links.
 

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ESU is a PITA when it comes to programming without the programmer. They are excellent decoders and arguably have the best sound available on either side of the Pond, but they are a pain to program.
 

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what is a programmer and where do i get one. One of the reasons i bought the intermountain was that the reviews were great about the sound and the decoders. ? Does the programmer work from computer or is it stand alone ? I thought thats what the NCE controller did was to program too .
 

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i had to google it. found one but nobody has them in stock. and the others have non us plugs (im sure i could find a us plug to work ) ill keep a look out for one of these. Thank You
 

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I saw this when i was googling them . i just dont know about if they have it in stock an are they a good place to do business >? def good price id have to check there shipping charge's first. some of them want waaaay to much for shipping
 

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I have bought from them many times and never had a problem. I just checked and was able to put it in the cart and right below the price they have a place to estimate the shipping. I put my address in and it came up with free shipping but your address may not.(Never know) So yes I would say they are good for doing business with.:smilie_daumenpos:
 
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