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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 19 Jan 2008, 08:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The ECoS, also made by ESU, will not run locos on address 0 so it would be expected that the Dynamis cannot do this either.

***Correct - however this is also true of NCE and others now... fewer and fewer DCC Mfrs will continue to include the "run on DC" option. That is a good thing as it really can be hard on a DC motor.

I've now replaced several motors for clients who over-used this option - the toughest and most surprising was a Fleischmann HO scale can motor that had melted after being left on an active DCC layout all night.... but most were N scale loco's which simply overheated when run for more than a few minutes on the "loco Zero" option.

My recommendation is do not run DC loco's on DCC powered tracks and do not mix the two power types on one layout as an accidental bridging of DC and DCC power at any point will almost inevitably kill one or the other controller.

If you want to run loco's on your layout on DC occasionally, have a DPDT switch that will change the track input power from your DCC controller to your DC controller so that the whole layout is DCC or DC. But... bear in mind that track circuitry, DCC circuit breakers, reversers, detectors and similar items will NOT function on DC.

Kind regards

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