Reply to "AF DCC Questions"

Hi Guys.... I have been out of town so out of touch for a few days. Anyway I have tried all the above suggestions: setting momentum/braking to 0, tried PROG on programming track with PROG/RUN set both ways on the engine(S) also Smoke on/off, I noticed I had set the engine no. on the SD70 to long address and the non-responding ES44 to short address, so I set it to long also, I also set both locos on the test track and set up a 2 engine consist. To my surprise both engine responded very quickly and consistently, by that I mean the SD70 would change directional lights and cab lights would turn on and off and the engine would move as directed... The ES44 would change directional lights but set absolutely still, even the Cab light stayed on.  I also tried Programming the ALCOs again with smoke off/on and Prog/run set both ways, no response whatsoever! In fact if power was interrupted on the test track they would respond to analog commands..... grrrr..

   At this point I can only conclude that the Lionel DCC system is incompatible with the Lenz DCC system(remember none of the Lionel engines responded on the Program track), because of all of the above and the fact that the SHS DCC engines do respond both on the TEST and the PROG track I have reached this conclusion.... So until I am really ready to go DCC on the layout will stick with the Status Quo....

   Again I can Not thank all of you enough for all your attention, suggestions and patience.  If anything changes I will either repost on this Topic or start a new one.... In the mean while I will keep an eye on the S scale forums for any new news....

   Thank You all,  Laurin 

 

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