I wonder what happens if the smoke is on? Must die sooner?
I taught our grandson about smoke. Now he won't run without it. I just need enough time to get across my dead #7 Atlas 2 rail frogs. The solution would be to figure out a minimum speed to make it with the keep alive and smoke on. I didn't have problems when I only had #5 switches. So I think I just need a minimum time addition out of this. Right now the trains are rocking as each engine stalls for a second.
Could you do a quick test with the smoke on? Even 2 or 3 seconds would be great.
Hey Joe, I meant to follow up on this earlier and got sidetracked.
Check out this 8A boost regulator as an alternative to the one suggested in my other post. This would easily run an engine with smoke for as long as the capacitor had charge. It's a little bigger and more expensive, but if you gotta have smoke...