Atlas N Scale GP-38 factory Installed Decoder Problemgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Wiring for DCC : One Thread
I am having a problem with two N Scale Atlas GP-38 B&O DCC Locomotives (factory installed Lenz LE063XF decoders) I just purchased new. When I place either one of them on by DCC layout and tried to get them to move using Address 3 (assumed default) nothing happens. Have you heard of any problems with the Atlas decoder installed locomotives? I took one of my new Milwaukee Road Atlas DCC locomotives (same decoder) out-of-the-box and place it on my DCC layout and it worked fine using Address 3.
I was curious to see whether the N Scale GP-38 B&Os would work on a DC layout and they work fine. I did check them on the DCC layout set to Address zero and they did not work there. Do you have any suggestions for troubleshooting this further?
I would appreciate any input you might have.
-- Robert Prondzinski (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 05, 2004
Did you look at any instructions that came with it? I think the HO Atlas locomotives have a jumper/plug in them that has to be set in the right position in order for it to work on DCC.
You might also try putting it on a programming track and ensuring that its address is indeed set to 3. Of course, at that point, you can program it to any address you like.
-- Allan Gartner (email@example.com), May 06, 2004.
Try the last two numbers in the road number(s)
-- ken ison (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 08, 2004.