This is a model of a SW 1500 locomotive, manufactured by Broadway Limited Imports.
I changed several CVs to get the behavior I wanted; here are my settings for this loco:
|41||motor start/stop on F8||10|
|133||start up sound volume||7|
|139||coupler slack volume||20|
|144||manual air release volume||20|
|150||dynamic brake volume||0|
|240||random sound occurrence||20|
|245||enable motor start delay||3|
|248||motor start delay||50|
Factory settings of acceleration and deceleration were already a good choice - I want to "feel" the mass to be moved. I needed the motor start/stop an F8 since this is the highest function key on my throttle. Motor start delay makes up for realistic switching - first the motor revs up, then the loco starts to move.
A picture of the inside with the decoder:
It seems that I do not have any luck with this loco: Since today (9/23/16) it suddenly produces a short when put on the layout. So again - open it; first squeeze the front a little bit and pull upwards:
The rest is best done with a small screwdriver - and that's the result:
Two views with the cables pulled off:
After removing the decoder a first hint to the problem is occuring - is this a "hot spot"?
Looking at the decoder - yes, it is, it was a hot spot:
I have no idea why this happened, but this chip is blown.