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SCALETRAINS alternate decoder installation

Ashton Scott
 

I'm not a fan of the Loksound 4.0's volume level so I opted to purchase a non-sound unit and install a Loksound Select with a secondary decoder for the marker lights. This has proven to be almost impossible. For one, I have to combine the common wire from both decoders (or do I).  I can get headlights, number boards and beacon, but they are all on the Loksound Decoder.  The secondary decoder, a TCS A6X won't put out any light.


Any suggestions.

dvollrath@...
 

Each decoder must be separately wired for the functions to work. Except for having the same track pick-up power connections there should be no wires or power sharing between the decoders. Connecting the commons of the decoders together is just asking for trouble.


DonV

 



---In WiringForDCC@..., <pcgumshoe@...> wrote :

I'm not a fan of the Loksound 4.0's volume level so I opted to purchase a non-sound unit and install a Loksound Select with a secondary decoder for the marker lights. This has proven to be almost impossible. For one, I have to combine the common wire from both decoders (or do I).  I can get headlights, number boards and beacon, but they are all on the Loksound Decoder.  The secondary decoder, a TCS A6X won't put out any light.


Any suggestions.

Richard Sutcliffe
 

To get both the decoders to operate off the same address you will have to consist them - usually basic (same address)