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We may have covered this before however it does seem that there is a lot of confusion over what to do with capacitors fitted to locomotives and other parts of the control grid.

It seems that some manufactures suggest that you can leave them in and others suggest that you can remove them and others are undecided what to do. Locomotives that are "DCC Ready" come with capacitors. Even locomotives that are "DCC Fitted" come with capacitors. Some power clips have capacitors although the "official" ones for use with digital control do not. It is a very confusing picture.

Is there a simple definitive answer or a set of rules?

Happy modelling
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Any on the power clip should definitely be removed.
For locos, if it works with the capacitors present then leave them, otherwise remove them. Some decoders are more sensitive to the presence of capacitors than others. However it is easier just to cut them all off regardless.
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