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    • April 3, 2018 10:10 AM EDT
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      Speed Synch

      Hello, new to the forum.  I am looking for assistance with how to speed synch my Alco FA-1 and FB-1.  The B unit pushes the A unit.       Can anyone help with step by step process for Dummies?  thanks Dana

    • April 3, 2018 11:54 AM EDT
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      It depends entirely on how you are controlling them - i.e. DC, DCC, Revolution, AirWire, etc. 

    • April 3, 2018 12:33 PM EDT
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      I am running them off a Bridgewerks Mag Mate 100.

    • April 3, 2018 6:22 PM EDT
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      First, I would suggest "Rebuilding" the motor blocks, i.e. opening, cleaning, lubricating, checking for any problems.

       

      Then, if one unit consistently runs faster, ad a "voltage dropper": https://elmassian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=185:misc-electronics&catid=19:trainelectronics&Itemid=353

       

      look for the section called "voltage dropper"

       

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    • April 5, 2018 1:40 PM EDT
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      Dana,

       

      What Greg suggested.... I had a friend with a like issue, he simply swapped the trucks to the 'A' unit; so it pulled a little harder than the 'B' unit worked for him.

       

      Michael

    • April 10, 2018 7:05 PM EDT
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      Thank you for the responses.  If i can figure out how to do it, the cleaning and truck swap sounds like a good solution.  thanks, Dana

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