I bought a Weaver VO 1000 recently and it was described as having DCC installed. I got a good deal so I figured I would need to do some work on it. Anyway, I put it on the track and the sound came on...I think Great! I turn the throttle and it moves..I am happy and think my deal was really good...then it stops the cab lights blink 3-4 or more times (not sure) then it resets itself and I try again..same thing. So today I open it up and I find a rats nest of wires with electrical tape on most wires, etc. As I pull the shell off 2 wires on the decoder snap off. I am sure they can be resoldered...annoying but I need to clean up the inside anyway.
Did Weaver follow NMRA standards on motor wiring color code?
There are no identifying marks on the decoder, so I have no idea what brand it is or if it is even large enough to run an O scale engine. Anyone recognize the decoder? I don't want to spend $150 on an ESU decoder, but maybe that will be the best resolution...or I sell it buy the RY Brass Baldwin S12 I have my eye on.
I also have another Weaver engine I bought that I am now afraid to open for the same rats nest. Thoughts and recommendations welcomed.