I was wondering if that was possible, but after pgandw's explanation I figured that would not work. Plus that would make it too simple, and that just isn't possible. I will have to look further into the link you provided. In the mean time here is an update. I should have done this earlier as mentioned, but no that would have been smart. So I did a bench test today. Ya ya, I hear it now...."I told ya so!"hamr Anyway, the electronics shop is closed so I wasn't able to get the 50 ohm resistor so I decided to try the resistors that I have on hand. I tried 1k, 750, and a 560 ohm 1/4w resistors and had no luck. It was not responding to any of them. I decided to then use two of each thus taking them to 1/2w, did I figure that right? Anyway, with the two resistors it finally responded. The 1k's were too much and it did not respond very much to speed changes, however the motor and resistors stayed pretty cool. The 750's allowed the motor to respond better, the motor stayed relatively cool but the resistors warmed up a bit. Nothing that I couldn't hold in my hand though. The 560's allowed for more response and higher speed, again the motor temperature seemed to stay somewhat the same, but the resistors heated up. Again, nothing that was unbearable, but then that was only after a minute or so of running so I do not know what would happend after a few minutes/hours of operating. I like the responsiveness of the 560's, but obviously liked the cooler operating temp of the 1k's. If I were to get resistors of the same ohm value, but higher wattage, would that keep the resistors from over heating? But will the increase of wattage in the resistor cause the motor to heat up more? Also, since I combined the two 1/4w resistors to get the 1/2w would I then need to get a lower rated ohm when upgrading to the 1 or 2 watt? These tests were performed without the decoder so the next step is to try it with a decoder and also see how it handles under a load.