What to do

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by Why me, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Why me

    Why me Member

    :cry: i only gone and bought my son the D C C Ho broad way limited union pacific city of san francisco E7 NEW IN BOX thinking i will be able to run this loco with the bachmann D C C start up set but this wont cope with the locos as it needs more power what would u guys recommened for us uk user as a start up unit in to D C C .mike :confused: :oops: :oops:
  2. kchronister

    kchronister Member

    Honestly, I recommend you return the loco and get one that will run with the Bachmann system.
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Are you saying the loco won't run or that you cannot program it? It seems that many DCC starter sets don't have enough power to program the BLI locos. All should be able to run them however. You ought to be able to run it on address 03, which it should have come programmed to. In order to change the address or set other cv's, you will need to buy Tony's powerpax, or another such device if there is one. Or, return the Bachmann set and buy another, I know the Digitrax chief will program BLI, not sure about others but there are others. I believe, but am not sure, that the problem with programming has to do with the large value caps BLI uses to help avoid power interruptions due to dirty track or wheels. I think Soundtrax decoders have a similar problem when they are modified with a similar cap for the same purpose. Here is the link to Tony's device.

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