Frank Smelt Jr
Being new to the hobby I have couple of questions about some issues I am having. My layout is on the smaller size (4x8) and I recently acquired a “lightly used” Blackstone C-19 number 342 on E-bay.
Issue 1. I have a new NCE 46 DCC Control System. No matter what I do the system cannot find the locomotive. I get the sound but locomotive will not move and functions like whistle, light, etc. do not work.
Issue 2. I also have an older Digitrax DCS 50. This will recognize the locomotive and will operate all functions associated with same. However, the locomotive does not operate smoothly on a consistent basis. It will stop intermediately the start again, also operating in reverse can be challenging. Track seems to be very clean and I make sure I clean it before operating. Wheels on the tender and loco have also been cleaned.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.