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Re: Performance of Z-locs

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  • jmac_han@hotmail.com
    To all those interested: the answer to this question was posted on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/z_scale_dcc Note: All Z related questions are welcome here.
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 1, 2001
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      To all those interested: the answer to this question was posted
      on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/z_scale_dcc

      Note: All Z related questions are welcome here. You may find
      more technical discussions re: DCC on the above list.


      --- In z_scale@y..., eouwejan@c... wrote:
      > Rob ,
      > stupid question, but what is Back EMF?
      > BTW, I did convert a Marklin F7 to digital with a Lenz decoder
      > (with the help of the explanation on your website). Sadly, it
      didn't
      > improve the performance. However, I'm still planning to
      convert
      > the other locs to DCC in the future. Especially now that I've
      > learned a trick to check if a decoder improves performance. If
      you
      > connect the electricity pickups of the decoder directly to your
      DCC
      > power output and the wires for the motor to the rails, you can
      > check out how a loc will perform beforehand (without a
      > conversion). I hope this makes any sense...
      >
      > Regards, Edwin
      >
      > --- In z_scale@y..., "Robert Allbritton" <robert@p...> wrote:
      > >
      > > If you are adventuresome like myself, convert to DCC. Newer
      > decoders feature
      > > Back EMF, which will pretty much make even the worst
      > locomotive perform
      > > quite acceptably!
      > >
      > > Best,
      > > -Rob
      > > www.z220.com
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