USA Trains Dockside switcher 0-6-0

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Cranford

Theatre, Model railroads, GCR
29 Jan 2010
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Leicester
I have a USA trains dockside switcher with the main PCB failed, I want to fit a digital decoder, make not a problem at this point, the lights are LED's, again not a problem, but I am not able to ascertain the smoke unit voltage, it doesn't have a fan but it is pulsed through a piston on the driving axle, any ideas or knowledge of the working voltage would be appreciated.
 
Greg Elmassian

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I would start out at 5 volts, and perhaps higher, but it looks relatively sturdy. Note there is a thermistor in the assembly that could be used as feedback for out of fluid.


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Cranford

Theatre, Model railroads, GCR
29 Jan 2010
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Leicester
Thanks Greg, that's helpful, apologies for the delay in responding, other factors in life got in the way.
 
Greg Elmassian

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From the size of the heating element, and the fact that it is no fan driven, do not expect volumes of smoke, I'm saying this in hopes you don't turn up the voltage/current too high and damage the element. I would say do not go over 5 watts to the heater.

Greg