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BLI E8 Poor preformance

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BLI E8 Poor preformance
Posted by cprfan1 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:22 PM

Just got a new E8 from BLI DCC with factory sound. The layout is DC at this time but shortly will be moving to DCC. The loco is very sluggish and when it does run it tends to surge forward at times. Sound system seems to have a few bugs in it too. I was expecting much better preformance from Broadway. Anyone else had these sorts of problems? Any recommended solutions?

 

Thanks

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:52 PM

 It WILL be sluggish on DC, the first 7-9 volts is eaten up by the sound electronics, leaving 3-5 volts to run the motor at a typical DC throttle's 12 volts. No fix, if it wasn;t like this, the loco would be flying down the track before the sound started up. It will behave much better on DCC.

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Posted by richg1998 on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:19 PM

cprfan1

Just got a new E8 from BLI DCC with factory sound. The layout is DC at this time but shortly will be moving to DCC. The loco is very sluggish and when it does run it tends to surge forward at times. Sound system seems to have a few bugs in it too. I was expecting much better preformance from Broadway. Anyone else had these sorts of problems? Any recommended solutions?

 

Thanks

 

Yes, get a DCC controller. Many DCC locos that are dual mode do not run very well on DC.

Below is a link to the BLI site with their own forum.

http://www.broadway-limited.com/faq.aspx

Rich

 

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Posted by Hamltnblue on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:59 PM

Page 8 of the manual that it came with shows a plug you can configure to send track power directly to the motor. The engine will run at a lower voltage but the sound will lag behind.

http://www.broadway-limited.com/support/manuals/Final%20BlueLine%20Diesel%20Manual%207.17.08.pdf

Springfield PA

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