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QUOTE (poliss @ 16 May 2008, 03:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Try it with the capacitor left in place first. Only if there are problems running should it be removed.

***I disagree.

* It is a component needed for suppression under DC running only

* Once a decoder is added it serves absolutely no valid purpose.

* No loco will ever run better with it in place and most will clearly work better with it gone.

* In particular it interferes slightly with the motor to decoder relationship and it will always prevent back EMF working at its best. It should be removed 100% of the time.

Think about it logically - if you leave it in the loco may run OK to you but how will you ever know if really its as good as it can be running wise?

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