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    • June 28, 2019 11:16 AM EDT
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      Electronics Help

      This is from a guy who only knows enough not to stick his finger into a light socket!

      I recently purchased a New Orleans Streetcar. In the description it said:

      This unit had a bad mother board and has wired without it. So MTS will not work.

      1. Will this work fine with my track power?

      2. What is MTS, and what features am I losing?

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    • June 28, 2019 3:32 PM EDT
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      Lou: I don't know much, just did a google search. It is possible that MTS means Multi Train System and that what you would be losing is the ability to have this work tandem with other powered streetcars? Maybe?

    • June 28, 2019 3:46 PM EDT
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      If the streetcar is LGB, MTS would be "Multi Train System" which is the name of LGB DCC

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    • June 28, 2019 3:58 PM EDT
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      So yes it should work just fine on DC track power.

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    • June 28, 2019 4:48 PM EDT
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      Thanks, Guys. I forgot to mention it is LGB, and it came without paperwork.

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    • June 28, 2019 6:20 PM EDT
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      It will work fine with smooth DC. Will it work on pulsed DC, like PWM from Aristo? Maybe, maybe not.

       

      What "transformer" are you powering with?

       

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    • June 28, 2019 7:56 PM EDT
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      I have 3 different ones. Not sure which will power the "Trolley Line". Can't go out and check, it's pouring rain again. Most likely an Aristo 10 amp.

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    • June 28, 2019 9:08 PM EDT
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      if you settle on the aristo power, then see if your throttle has a linear mode...

       

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    • June 28, 2019 11:09 PM EDT
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       Righto then.

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