I recently picked up one of these very handsome locomotives with very little run time. It generally runs very well and smooth, particularly at slow speeds. It had a minor lurch changing speed at two speed steps. I did a reset, and changed the speed steps to 128. Doing so corrected this issue - for now. Based on what I have read, the K-Line Cruise is suspect and prone to failure. When that time comes, I’ll upgrade to Cruise Commander M, add the Chuff Generator, and Super Chuffer.
Today’s questions are regarding chuffs.
The first concern is that the chuffs are not properly timed to wheel revolution. There are approximately 5 chuffs per revolution. I reset the chuffs to 4, which made no difference. To experiment, I set it to 3 chuffs per revolution, which yielded somewhere greater than 3 less than 4. I measured and programmed the wheel diameter, with no change. Are there any other steps that can be taken to address this?
The second question is regarding the maximum chuff rate. It seems to “top out” at a relatively low rate compared to my other RailSounds equipped locomotives. Any thoughts?