I'm thinking about ordering one of the recently announced 3rd Rail Geeps (with ERR Cruise), and was curious about whether it can be run successfully together with an Atlas O Geep that has EOB. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I've never tried but I doubt it. I had one loco with EOB, and one upgrade kit. Personally, I didn't like the way either of them ran. For one thing, EOB has a lot of "momentum" or electronic throttle lag built-in. I'm not sure whether the momentum factor is adjustable with the CAB-1. If not, for that reason alone I don't think it would play well with ERR.
Both of these locos have self-locking gears and rubber tires. Neither one will like to be pulled or pushed. You can turn one into a dummy, or dump them for Lionels (vintage or Legacy) which MU nicely and DO have back-drivable gears. My $.02.
Turn cruise off on both engines in command mode. Use the cruise on/off switch (I don't tend to install these on my upgrades) or use the CAB-1 in command mode:
EOB cruise off: DIR + AUX1 + AUX1 + AUX1 (whistle/horn blast) + 3 (whistle/horn blast)
EOB 32 step cruise: DIR + AUX1 + AUX1 + AUX1 (whistle/horn blast) + 1 (whistle/horn blast)
EOB 128 step cruise: DIR + AUX1 + AUX1 + AUX1 (whistle/horn blast) + 2 (whistle/horn blast)
ERR Cruise off: AUX1 + 0 + AUX1 + BRAKE + 7 + BRAKE
ERR Cruise on: AUX1 + 0 + AUX1 + BRAKE + 9 + BRAKE
I've had some luck with cruise engaged on the leading engine and the trailing one on with cruise off.
Thanks for the information, Ted and Norm. Norm, I printed out your guide to keep handy. Thanks very much.