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  1. Type in '6R8' on Google and you'll find many similar components. 6R8 means 6.8µH which makes sense at this position on an analogue circuit board. You have measured a resistance of nearly 0 ohms For me it is 99% clear that you have to remove the PCB.
  2. In this case it is either - unusual wiring of the headlamps - tricky mapping - secondary function output setting was used ((CV31=16,CV32=0) CV422,CV430) I find it too risky to do something seriously wrong under these circumstances. You should ask the person/shop you bought the loco from.
  3. Lets assume that the wiring was done done in the usual way which means front lights are connected to 'front light' output and rear lights are connected to 'rear light' output. To change brightness you first have to tell the decoder that you want to change something on the output settings by writing (before doing anything else !!!) CV 31 = 16, CV 32 = 0. Then read CV 262 and CV 270 as these are the brightness values for front and rear light. Maximum value is 31 so decrease these values according to your needs and rewrite them.
  4. Is it a matter of speaker that the GWR air pump sound seems to be much more consistent in the SWD project?
  5. Is it possible to swap the DCC output polarity directly at the Elite? This device is known for sometimes having asymmetrical signal output. It is also strange that other Loksounds behave ok. Can you swap decoders with one of these locos? Loksounds sometimes have problems to detect asymmetrical ABC signal if - track voltage is too low (which can happen if load on the Elite is high) - DCC signal itself is already asymmetrical. Asymmetrical signal can be caused by - weak DCC amplifier (which the Elite is), and - asymmetrical load i
  6. In the ESU forum it was reported that track voltage below 15 V may cause issues. Also asymmetrical connection of lights (example split chassis) is a problem.
  7. Hi Achim why don't you simply set the volume CV (I think it should be (CV31=16, CV32=1) CV259) to a higher value ? CV 419 is volume slot 21 so seems to be a secondary drive sound. BTW: why don't you download the free LokProgrammer software? With that it took me 15 seconds to find out what these 2 CVs are doing.
  8. If the loco has a built-in flicker device that flickers with DC and you add a decoder with the output also set to flicker, this can lead to brightness problems.
  9. Thats because you try to switch off the advanced speed curve setting in order to get back to the old fashioned speed curve with CV6. This is not possible on the Loksound V5 multiprotocol decoder.
  10. You can use DCC and DC at the same time, as long as you follow a few key points: 1. There must only be one common rail. There must be no change from right to left rail as a common rail. 2. There must be 2 separate electrical circuits. There must also be 2 separate power supplies. 3. The power supply units must be galvanically separated from each other. This means that at least one of them must have an isolating transformer (the old coil types) and a bridge rectifier. Under no circumstances 2 switching power supplies (laptop type) can be used. 4. Al
  11. Sugar cubes usually have an impedance of 8 ohms. Assuming this the following results: V4: 2 in parallel. V5: 3 in parallel. More than 2 in series lead to only measurable, but inaudible distortion. More than 4 series can lead to audible distortion for "sensitive listeners".
  12. Open the software, go to 'Decoder, Driving Characteristics', scroll down, the time will be displayed directly.
  13. Activate the delay time by switching on CV 124 bit 2 (value 4). Define the delay time with CV 252 where value 1 means 65.5 milliseconds so that value 15 is approximately one second. The Lokpilot does not recognize a cold start so you have to wait until the sound is definitely in normal idle after the cold start. This can take some time depending on the project. Differences depend on the length of the individual files of the idle sound. The maximum difference is the length of a single file where good projects contain short and bad projects contain longer files
  14. D&H decoders can be easily remapped. Where did you buy it? Do you have a list of volume CVs? Did you ask your retailer because it is usually just a matter of minutes to give you the right CVs. If you had a list of volume CVs I could do it even without knowing the actual mapping.
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