|View single post by Reg H|
|Posted: Fri Jun 1st, 2018 05:20 pm||
|I love DCC, but I am an old guy still getting used to all this new fangled stuff.
I am running a Digitrax DB150 Command Station and DT402 throttle. I am programming through the throttle.
I just plugged a Digitrax DH126P into a DCC-ready Kato GP-35. With the factory default settings I encountered no problems.
However, when I went to change the decoder address, I ran into some problems. I want to use four digit addressing. On my current layout I am running diesels, Great Northern and Burlington Northern, all of which have four digit road numbers. So the four digit addressing is the most convenient.
When I changed the address on this decoder to 3040, the only thing that worked was the front head light. I couldn't reverse and the locomotive would not run. So I went in and programmed CV08 to 008, restoring factory defaults.
After remembering to turn track power back on and requesting address 03, everything worked fine.
Went through the same routine a second time with the same result.
So, I programmed the address 40. The locomotive ran fine. In fact, better than fine. Keep in mind I had changed nothing but the address. But the locomotive started at a much lower speed than with the defaults and had a longer throttle response. I liked that very much. It appears that the programming automatically set up a throttle response curve.
But neither headlight works. I programmed CV61 to 00. Still no lights.
What am I missing?
My objective is to use four digit addressing and have auto reversing headlights.
Currently I have two digit addressing and no lights.
Thanks in advance.