My hi-rail S scale locomotive is equipped with a SoundTraxx Tsunami decoder and pulls a four-car consist of relatively heavy passenger cars over a 12-foot-long oval loop of track. The loop is connected to a Digitrax Zephyr DCS50 command station and PS315 power supply. I am very disappointed because even at max throttle, the train moves quite slowly. I asked Litchfield Station [from whom I purchased the DCC system] what additional Digitrax components I would need to buy to increase the peak speed.
The Litchfield Station tech guy stated that before he can make his recommendation, he'll have to know how much amperage is being used at full throttle [presumably while the entire train is running]. How can I measure this parameter?