Until now, my whole life has been analog trains on AC voltage.
I recently purchased a new 4-6-6-4 steam engine with Protosound 3.0 and a new DCS Commander with 100 watt brick to explore the world of digital control. It is awesome - I could not be happier exercising the cornucopia of controller options. But one option does not work - the locomotive will not steam after drops are added.
My past analog trains always had the sound of a fan whirring when smoke was enabled. My new Challenger made no such sound when the smoke button on the DCS Commander was pushed (and the smoke icon appeared on the LCD). To cover all bases, I even turned smoke ON on the tender although it is my understanding that pot only applies to analog mode.
Now there is the possibility that I drowned the smoke unit with too many drops. But shouldn't that dry up after several days? The room smells like smoke which makes me think the "smoker" is getting hot. It would be nice to see smoke coming out of the stack.
Am I missing something?