I purchased this MTH Amtrak F59Hi Phase IV Locomotive with Rail Sounds.
Locomotive that I purchased.
You will need to scroll down a bit to see the expanded item that I ordered.
I bought it because I have been looking for one of these in the Phase IV paint, as I have quite a bit more Amtrak equipment in Phase IV.
As soon as I received the loco, I took it down a tried to run it, but it would only go very slowly, even with no load.
I contacted the Ebay Seller, who told me that my Z-750 was to blame, and explained that the MTH conventionals need more power than a Lionel, and that I needed to get a Z-1000, which would make it run properly.
He also told me how to reset it to run more like a Lionel, but that it would shorten the live of the boards and motors.
I kind of wanted an excuse to buy a new Z-1000, so I humored the seller, and ordered one, brand new and at a great price, from Model Train Stuff.
The Z-1000 came in yesterday, but I was not able to triy it out til today, and to my surprise, the engine runs much more normally.
I will now go faster that I care to run it, where it just crawled, when powered by the Z-750.
This is my first MTH non DCS locomotive, so can any of you guys speak to this scenario, and give a little detail of what is happening here?
Thanks in advance,