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Decoder install problem with Overland Gas Turbine

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Decoder install problem with Overland Gas Turbine
Posted by TomP4884 on Friday, May 29, 2020 9:02 PM

I've installed a Digitrax DZ143 in an Overland Models Gas Turbine locomotive, and am having issues. When I put it on the programming track I can read and write CVs, but when on the test track I get nothing, no lights, no movement. Is it safe to assume that since I can read and write to it that my black and red wires are fine, and that the decoder itself is ok, and my issues are with the grey and orange motor wires and the light board, or should I start all over with a new decoder?

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, June 1, 2020 2:32 PM

Welcome to the forum.  Your posts are delayed while you are in moderation.

We don't know you or what you know or don't know.  Are you experienced in installing decoders or is this your first?

Did the engine run on DC before you started?

Did you try a decoder reset?

 

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

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Posted by wrench567 on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:35 AM

Address? Are you using the address you programmed or try address 3. If you can read the CVs that means your motor is connected.

    Pete.

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