I won a TRIX BR 18.5 sound steamer at a domestic auction. It seems to be a product in 2011, but after having difficulty adjusting and having a hard time, it has finally turned into good condition, and I am relieved somehow. I'll go to the point before I forget it as an example.
After inspection and adjustment, it was found that the decoder installed was made of D&H.
The problem was not solved easily, and the information such as CV table was requested to the company with the feeling that it clinged to straw, and a manual PDF was sent. According to the company, the loco is a regular decoder equivalent to the older DH10A and a SUSI module.
Features: The sound function is only a small amount of F1 to F8 (F7 is free), but it was rather welcome to me as a favorite. It is a draft sound that should be noted, and there are a lot of stages provided according to acceleration, and it is faithfully finely chopped and speeded up. At a maximum speed of around 120 km/h, it is as intense as a beat sound, and it is a wonderful feature reminiscent of the characteristics of the high-horsepower high-speed steamer at that time. I listened to the high-speed draft which was able to consent for the first time in the sound N steamer fourth. The characteristic exhaust sound of the multi-cylinder (4-cylinder) becomes addictive. In addition, it is also impressive to close the throttle and stop the draft for a while by coasting.
[Problem] (1) The reaction to start F1 to F3 was quite slow, and at first it was so terrible that I suspected that there was no
sound. It seems to approach the original reaction rate though it is gradually while trying various corrections and running in.
(2) The reaction of F2 "long whistle" did not improve, and when it finally began to sound, it became a state that did not stop this time, and it was very troubled. In contrast, F5's short whistle reacted immediately at any time (of course) and became an indicator of "sound coming out".
[Latest stage of measures] Initially, it was running using F8 (mute equivalent) because it was noisy while the whistle stopped.
After that, the CV table entered, and various other trials were tried. In the forced stop of this whistle, rather than F8 that the draft also stops, using the vacant F7, in the CV116 to stop only F2 = AUX2, i tried to put bit6 = 64. The reaction has improved fast for some reason when I try to teach the repetition of stopping immediately by F7 when I whistle it for a while. If it improves further, it is likely to endure the highest nature and flute to practical use.
Conclusion: The seller seriously suggests that it seems to be compatible, but it would be the intention to escape the responsibility of the trouble expected from the
beginning. It is impossible to compatibility with the same German leading manufacturers (partnering with decoders), and even rude. Was it an intelligence criminal who ran away with one shot while feeling uneasy about the performance? It is not hard to imagine that the usual successful bidder would have been more discouraged and puzzled than me though it was trained a lot to solve here by oneself. ＝Automatic translation of previous article (Edge)