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ESU decoder update
Posted by MARKNSFAN on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 8:16 AM

I am looking to get an ESU decoder upgraded with the full throttle features . Does anyone know of shop around Columbus, Ohio that does that? Not looking to buy the lokprogrammer i only have the one loco.

 

Thanks in advance for the help,

Mark

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Posted by MARKNSFAN on Thursday, May 04, 2017 12:01 PM

How about a place i can send to ???

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Posted by Lee 1234 on Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:16 PM

ESU Retailers

Look here in the list of ESU Retailers.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:32 PM

Any clubs around you?  

You could change the title of this post to Anyone in Columbus OH with a lok programer?

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Posted by MARKNSFAN on Friday, May 05, 2017 9:24 AM

BigDaddy

Any clubs around you?  

You could change the title of this post to Anyone in Columbus OH with a lok programer?

 

That would have been a better title.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, May 07, 2017 7:49 AM

If you edit your first post, I believe you can change the title.

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Posted by rrinker on Sunday, May 07, 2017 6:22 PM

Yes, you can edit the title i fyou edit the first post.

Unfortunately I am like 8 hours away, or I'd do it. Actually I am not at home so I don't have access to my Lokprogrammer at the moment, I'm in Buffalo. No one get any ideas, my vicious guard Pugs will bite your kneecaps off if you try to steal my trains. Laugh

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Posted by MARKNSFAN on Monday, May 08, 2017 8:20 AM

For the life of me i cant figure out how to edit the title. HELP !! please

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, May 08, 2017 10:39 AM

Your first post ought to have 3 buttons on the bottom right:

Edit    Reply    Quick Reply

Click edit.  This is a screen shot of a thread I started.  There is a SUBJECT circled in red and then there is another block containing what you wrote in the thread. 

 

You can change the title and the text of your post.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Monday, May 08, 2017 11:08 AM

In a nut shell, what is the new "full throttle" feature?  I've seen it much ballyhoo'd but still don't know what it is.

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Posted by maxman on Monday, May 08, 2017 11:37 AM

riogrande5761
In a nut shell,

In a nut shell, it is a means of having the loco sound like it is in run 8 while it is creeping up a hill.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Monday, May 08, 2017 12:25 PM

I'm surprised no other decoder has done that yet.  

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Posted by Mark R. on Monday, May 08, 2017 4:56 PM

Full Throttle is activated by a function button. By turning Full Throttle ON, your throttle no longer controls the motor, just the sound. 

With your engine moving (any speed) you can crank it up to notch 8 or back down to an idle and the engine still maintains its original speed. 

By playing with the function button, you can increase or decrease physical speed. When FT is turned OFF, the engine will accelerate or decelerate to match the current position of the throttle. Turn FT back on at any time and hold THAT speed.

Fun to play with as you can really replicate the proto-type well.

Mark.

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Posted by jmnienab on Monday, May 08, 2017 5:18 PM

There are a couple of places in Cincinnati I could recommend, but I'm not sure about Columbus --- maybe just come down for some chili, Graeters ice cream, and a decoder install!

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, May 08, 2017 6:38 PM

Mark R.
Fun to play with as you can really replicate the proto-type well.

I agree. Full Throttle adds another fun dimension to sound.

Over a year ago I installed Loksound Selects in a couple of steam locomotives, anticipating the day when ESU would make better sound projects available.

ESU made their first F-T steam project available about a month ago. Most recordings are from the Soo Line Mikado 1003. The recordings are a big improvement over ESU's previous steam files. Matt Herman is working on a new project using UP's 844. That should be impressive!

Full Throttle works very well in steam, too. I can get the engine rolling, then hit the "Drive-Lock" (re-mappable F9) dial up the throttle and really make the exhaust bark while keeping driver rotation and chuff rate the same.

Toggling off and on the F9 allows the engine speed to catch up and the exhaust to quiet down until I repeat the scenario when I want to. Or if I'm in helper district, just keep her workin' the whole time.

Fortunately there's a PRR Banshee whistle so I see some ESU decoders replacing my Broadway Paragon decoders sometime soon.

I'm in the Cleveland area, Mark. If you're ever headed north I can do your upgrade. 

Regards, Ed

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