Perhaps I am unlucky but I have never been happy with my version of this engine, which is fitted with a single factory installed DCC decoder. It is easy to see the tender and loco fight each other as they both go at different speeds on different speed steps. It stands to reason this will happen as the mechanisms in the tender and engine are both different (as has already been said). This was a well known problem with early versions of this engine. The original LGB tried to compensate with some fancy electronics in one version, but I don't think it was very successful.
It is very noticeable on my computer controller system that the speed of the combined engine and tender is not consistent at fixed speed steps, due to fighting each other. Consequently the computer system can struggle with this engine, as speed ramps are inconsistent.
I've spent hours trying to get it to work better, new motors and so on but nothing works.
My solution is firstly to remove the motor in the tender, if you can get away with that (as Mike has already said), or secondly fit a second decoder and carefully speed match the tender and engine. I have intended to fit a second decoder for ages now but have never got round to it.
Or you could put it on a DCC track and use Address 0.Don't quite follow your message, is the model number 22261? If it is that is a DCC ready model, whether a previous owner has upgraded it to DCC you could tell by putting it on a programming track and trying to read CV1.
It will work for LGB locos with LGB/Massoth DCC controllers, but it didn't work with my mate Steve's Piko V100, when he tried it at another friend Norman's running session.I've never tested a DCC decoder and address zero.... I wonder...
Let me try to help..I'm a little confused with the reply.
No.. A DCC equipped loco will sit on the track as normal. - No buzz, No movement.So if you have a DCC decoder, and a system that will do the "pulse stretching" of DCC address 0, will the decoder equipped loco move or buzz?
Again, to the best of my knowledge, no decoder I have come across responds to pulse-stretching, buzzes, or moves under this situation.I wonder what the response is of decoders? Do they all do the same thing. In the USA, very few systems support the pulse stretching, so you rarely get any information about it.
Yes, they did in practice - and the loco still exist on the "Kleinbahn Mühlenstroth" @ 600 mm(...) The prototype could run without a tender as there are water tanks and small coal bunker on the loco (hence the TT/t+T), but I do not know if they ever did in practice.