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USA trains GP/9 ESU DCC decoder problem

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Hi,
Recently received a USA Trains GP/9 with an ESU Loksound 4 XL installed. When I placed the loco on the test track it was buzzing as if a DC train on a DCC track. I lifted off and replaced and then replaced and found that the loco was short circuiting. When I lifted one of the bogies off the track the sound started and when I placed back on the track it short circuited.
Also when I placed on programme track the NCE pro cab 10 amp would not read the decoder.

Any thoughts

Steve
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Isn't the answer obvious? The bogie is causing a short-circuit so there is an in-built fault somewhere. You could try to find and rectify the fault yourself but it would be better to return the engine to the seller.

Robert
Hi,

Thanks for replying. Yes it does sound obvious and that is what I suspected I just wanted someone's else's view. This expensive decoder was apparently installed by a specialist.

Yeah... Right. Loco is going back and never coming back

Cheers
Steve
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