dockside switcher

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  1. jimbogibbo

    jimbogibbo Member

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    does anyone have a remedy for the switcher slowing down to a crawl when the smoke unit is turned on! they run great with the smoke unit turned off , but when i turn it on they both come to a crawl!!! this is two different locos. that do the same thing.:confused:
  2. Nomad

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    Bigger power supply. More amps to the track. Sounds like the smoke units are drawing a lot of current.

    Loren
  3. jimbogibbo

    jimbogibbo Member

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    is there a powerfull power pack for these units.???
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    What are you using now, one that came with a train set?

    Loren
  5. nachoman

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    I assume this is 3-rail O scale?

    My guess is either and undersized or failing power supply, or a smoke unit drawing too much current.

    Kevin
  6. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    What transformer are you using? If I'm correct this is an O gauge locomotive.

    With out much more information I would have to guess. My guess is that you are way under powered with the current transformer you are using.
  7. jimbogibbo

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    these are both 027 scale one running on a railpower 1300 and the other is running on a mrc 280.
  8. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    You are in fact underpowered with both of these. The first is for smaller trains such as N and HO. The second is listed for O but it is best for HO and N.

    The TECH 4 600 might of been a better choice.
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    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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