I'm hoping to get some thoughts on setting the CVs for my locos to be used on my industrial shortline. I know each brand and loco is different, but we can generalize here. Also, I don't want to use the complicated speed tables and such, I will just use CV2 through CV6 for setting up each loco. First, the start voltage, CV2 is set just below what it takes to make the loco move when the throttle is barely turned. Let's say that is CV2 = 25 I am setting the max speed CV fairly low to hold the top end speed down. CV5 = 70 And, CV6 is set at 40 to give a very sensitive response in the low speed range. Any thoughts on this so far? Next, what about Acceleration and Deceleration, CV 3 and 4? If these are left at 0, then the operator has to control the throttle to give realistic starting and stopping effects. For example, when starting a train, I will need to gradually increase the throttle as the train starts to move to mimick a slow start with acceleration as the train begins to move. Similar pattern with stopping. The alternative is to set the loco with slow acceleration and deceleration, and let the decoder do the work of realistic starting and stopping. For example, to start the loco realistically, just crank the throttle up to whatever speed you want, and the loco will automatically start very slowly and gradually increase speed. Any thoughts on this? How do you set up your locos which are used in operations, setting out and picking up cars?