Hi all. I ordered a 3rd rail Cruise Commander M and got it back in august. I just finally got around to installing it and am having some troubles. When given any throttle input the engine races down the track at what seems like it would have been full speed pre conversion. Literally speed step 1 on the cab 2 is like warp speed! I have made sure that my radio board was correct. I actually had to order a C08 board from lionel. Since the one in my engine was C07.
The engine is a 6-28052 TMCC N&W Class # 1218 which has a pittman motor. Following the guidelines from the ERR Cruise M manual, I did the install, and the only thing not plug and play was the wire that needed to be connected to the motherboard for the serial data signal. I soldered the wire on as per the position noted in the manual.
I then gave the engine a new address, and set the feature code to number 4, by pressing the ENG button, entering in 12, pressing the set button. Then pressing AUX 1 and 4. Then turning off track power and setting the prog switch back to the run position. The engine whistled when I pressed SET and again when I entered 4 after AUX1. So I know the radio is working at least.
I will try and post pictures later if that helps, but I'm just very confused as this install seemed easier to tackle than when I converted my 1994 crayola switcher with a mini commander.
Any thoughts on what I borked up on the installation will be supremely appreciated.
Also Happy Thanksgiving to all!