Messages From digitrax

 


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#153474 Jun 24, 2010

All,



I am using BDL 168 and when a block is far away I use an RD2 to compensate

for the distance. The furthest block is about 50feet. When the blocks are

nearer, under 16feet, I am not using an RD2. I am finding that when I have

two loco's on the track, I can only have two passenger cars with internal

lights because any more passenger cars causes all the blocks to show

detection. Does this mean that if an RD2 is used on one section , all

sections need an RD2.



Dennis Cook



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#153483 Jun 25, 2010

--- In Digitrax@yahoogroups.com, "Dennis Cook" dennis.cook4@...> wrote: >

> All,

>

>

>

> I am using BDL 168 and when a block is far away I use an RD2 to compensate

> for the distance. The furthest block is about 50feet. When the blocks are

> nearer, under 16feet, I am not using an RD2. I am finding that when I have

> two loco's on the track, I can only have two passenger cars with internal

> lights because any more passenger cars causes all the blocks to show

> detection. Does this mean that if an RD2 is used on one section , all

> sections need an RD2.

>

>

>

> Dennis Cook

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>

>

>

>Dennis,

I use RDs also, and I found that if one of the four section of the BDL168 has an RD2 in it, all the blocks in that section need to have the RD2. Part of this is because the common wire going to the RD2 is the common for that entire 1/4 section.

The fun issue I have is with Broadway Limited locos. They will trigger the block the are in, along with the other blocks in the same 1/4. No problems with any other locomotives (Atlas, Kato, Athearn, Overland, Proto...) I'm removing the QSI decoders and replacing with Soundtraxx and the issue is gone.

Good Luck

Dan






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