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Hi there,can any tell me why when I switch on my NCE Power Pro system on my on30 layout which has got eight locos fitted with TCS decoders, two off the Bachmann locos front and rear lights switch on together on and off momentary just once,after this happens these two locos run ok with no problems,any ideas why. mike.
 

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I get this sometimes - the odd loco will "flash" it's lights on power up, then to the last setting.

Currently using FLM Twin-Centres & a variety of decoders.

Never seemed to be a problem so it's something I've always ignored.
 

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Hi Firefly,
Welcome to the forum


I have the NCE procab as well and it happens with my locos, as Brian said nothing to worry about ... the time i worry is when i get no response from locos
 

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Normally this would indicate a short usually through the motor brushes. But as it only happens once I suspect that it's the DC side of the circuit being activated. Have you disabled the DC side. This is done through CV 29 and I think CV 13 on a TCS decoder. The easiest way is use Decoder Pro and disable the control CV there.

Charles Emerson
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QUOTE (firefly @ 17 Dec 2008, 05:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi there,can any tell me why when I switch on my NCE Power Pro system on my on30 layout which has got eight locos fitted with TCS decoders, two off the Bachmann locos front and rear lights switch on together on and off momentary just once,after this happens these two locos run ok with no problems,any ideas why. mike.
 
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