Rear motored truck on kato ho p42 after dcc installation not working properly after period of time
I've had the same issue. I doubt it's your DCC hookup. Those motors are probably shot, and need to be replaced. I run analog, and I've had multiple motor failures with these things. These motors don't last long and, when one goes, the other one often follows... fairly soon after. I was able to prolong the motor life a little bit by orienting the motors to run the same direction. (I turned the rear truck around. I realize that's probably not possible, with your DCC in place.) I've still had motors fail, in spite of motor orientation. I've got all nine units, and six of the nine have had to have motors replaced. Some units, I've had to replace motors more than once! I haven't figured out any way to bring a motor back to life, once it starts stalling intermittently, or if it quits altogether. Sometimes, rotating the motor a tiny bit in its cradle might help, but that's a stop-gap. I suspect motor failure... unrelated to the DCC hookup.
Feb 04, 2014 |
Kato HO P42 Genesis AMT PhVb 161