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    • July 5, 2020 12:30 PM EDT
    • Would it be possible or worth the effort to swap a decoder from another engine to see if the problem is with the board?

    • July 5, 2020 12:02 PM EDT
    • Did a decoder reset.  Did not resolve the issue.  Sometimes the engine blows right through the block without slowing at all, other times it will do as described above, and other times it seems like it starts to slow, then speeds up, then slows, then speeds back up.  Almost as if it is getting an intermittent stop signal.  But this is the only engine doing it.  My other 3 stop as programmed. 

      I wonder if the decoder needs a software reset?  I hope not.  

    • July 5, 2020 10:54 AM EDT
    • QUOTE: On your C-19 an adaptor board for the pnp in the tender may help?

      Pete,

      This from the advertising on the C19:

      * advanced nonproprietary plug-and-play electronic printed circuit board to accommodate the control systems of your choice, including DC power, NMRA/NEM DCC, and/or RC operation
      * choose track or battery power pickup, operation according to NMRA or Large Scale railroading practices, and motor power on/off
      * choose either DCC or DC operation of the smoke unit, cab lights, realistic firebox flicker and ash pan glow, and classification lights
      * two optical sensors, one in each cylinder, give you the option of adjusting the timing and count of steam chuffs
      * factory-installed speaker, with wire pigtail, for easy installation of optional aftermarket sound system

      It got delivered on Thursday, but I am not home to read the book yet. I am hoping this means that any DCC boards should PNP.

      Thank you,

      George

    • July 4, 2020 12:32 PM EDT
    • using the Revo DCC and what DCC boards are you controlling

      Ah. A fundamental misunderstanding: the Revolution is a complete DCC system. You just wire it in and away you go. Or that's my understanding; no extras required. On your C-19 an adaptor board for the pnp in the tender may help?

       

    • July 4, 2020 11:16 AM EDT
    • Pete,

      I used a poor choice of words there.

      I should have asked; are any forum members using the Revo DCC and what DCC boards are you controlling with it?  would you reccomend it to a new G gauger with a simple layout and short locomotive roster??

      Thank you,

      George

    • July 3, 2020 5:13 PM EDT
    • Aflyer said:

      This thread is coming up on being 2 years old.

      Does anyone have any current information on the Revolution DCC system?

      Aflyer

      I don't think they changed it since the thread started!

    • July 3, 2020 9:06 AM EDT
    • GAP,

      Hi, and thank you for the response.  I have been to their site, and downloaded their manual for review/education.  I was looking for real world experience from people who may be using their DCC system.

      Aflyer

       

    • July 3, 2020 12:13 AM EDT
    • Aflyer said:

      This thread is coming up on being 2 years old.

      Does anyone have any current information on the Revolution DCC system?

      Aflyer

      This should be of some help with any information that you may need.

      https://www.revoelectronics.com/

    • July 2, 2020 7:02 PM EDT
    • Welcome to LSC!

    • July 2, 2020 6:53 PM EDT
    • This thread is coming up on being 2 years old.

      Does anyone have any current information on the Revolution DCC system?

      Aflyer

    • July 5, 2020 11:57 AM EDT
    • Resetting seems to have fixed this issue.  Thanks. 

    • July 4, 2020 3:07 PM EDT
    • The Revo is a base station TXRX 57004s rated for 15 amps with the cooling fan.

      The transformer is a Crest switchable set to 24v 12 amps.

      The Dallee sound cards are in both engines and they worked fine with the old TE and same transformer.

       

      I don't know what PWM Pulse Width Modulation does or how to fix it.

       

      I did recently recharge the 9v battery in each engine and they usually last a long time. Maybe that is part of the problem but I wouldn't think it would happen to both engines.

       

      I think I have a copy of the directions for the Dallee but what would I be looking for?  Is it the board or is it the Revo?

    • July 4, 2020 11:55 AM EDT
    • Hi Guys, I have used Dallee cards for years and all the systems were PWM output. I understand PWM creates havoc with some sound cards like LGB but Dallee and Phoenix have always worked. I used Dallee with the REVO PWM for RDC sounds.

      Remember older Dallee units on track power needs a fresh 9 V battery to be stable at low speeds.Todd do you nee a copy of the instructions?

      Don.

       

       

    • July 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT
    • A couple of clarification questions...

       

      You are using a Revo Trackside receiver to power your track?

      The  Dallee cards are on-board the locos?

      When you were running the TE, were you using PWM?

       

      Assuming yes, yes and no answers, I suspect the Trackside Revo receiver is putting out PWM which the Dallee cards don't like. Not being a Revo person I'm not sure if this is a selectable function like on the TE, or what.

       

    • July 4, 2020 9:58 AM EDT
    • I recently bought a Revo base unit to replace my old train engineer and it is affecting my 2 old Dallee sound cards that I have in my S4 and NW2.   I did not change the transformer which is a Crest switchable unit that worked fine with my TE for more than 10 years on my track powered layout.  

      The new Revo runs the trains just fine but when I turned the sound on in these 2 engines the horns and bells started making all sorts of weird sounds.  I have no way to trigger these sounds but used the cards for the diesel rumble that increased with the track power.    Another oddity is the NW2 headlights stopped working but they do come on and off at will when running?   The S4 is fine.    

       

      I'm not an electronics guy but I guess the Revo is allowing or putting something into the power on the rails that the old TE did not?  What is it and How can I fix this?  

       

      Thanks.  

       

       

       

    • July 2, 2020 5:02 PM EDT
    • Chuck Agonis said:

      Jason

      thanks much. I saw two speakers in there and thought it did.   Thanks for the link and the info.  Have a good night

      Bachmann often puts a speaker in their locos. They offer DCC versions of the 3 truck Shay and ? with Tsunami decoders that have sound included from the factory.

    • July 2, 2020 12:39 PM EDT
    • Chuck,

      Hello, have you done anything to add sound to your 2-8-0?

      I expect mine to be delivered today, and have been reading about all the sound and control options.  Mind boggling to say the least.  I can't decide on full DCC or one of the R/C systems.

      Flyer