Atheran SD70 Mystery

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by TexDoc, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. TexDoc

    TexDoc Member

    Aug 20, 2006
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    I had a lash up on the ready track, probably a couple of months of non running. Last night I attempted to put them in service and on of the SD70's was dead. It would move when I pushed on the top of the shell with no power asigned to that engine? I reprogrammed it and the lights now work, and will switch with the direction assigned, but no engine power. I checked the fly wheels, everything seems free. I removed the decoder and re-installed it a couple of times. As far as pushing on the top of the shell, well I haven't put it back on since I know it will just have to come off again.
    Any suggestions? I have not had problems with the drop-in decoders for Atheran/ Kato locos since they fit down the sides unlike the poor Atlas design.
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