Oh, that's going to be nice!
I never make consists, but do exactly what you said. Just program them both to the came channel.Agreed Mike, I don't think 1/8" over 100" is going to make that much of a difference. Problem I have with doubling up loco's is - I don't know how to make a consist. The only thing I could do would be to run two engines with the same engine number and hope they both run the same. Yeah I know, I need to learn this stuff
Two reasons I put engines into consists, largely because it's needed to run a longish length train at the club and otherwise, even if it was flat, I would still do it, 'cause it looks and sounds good (that's the main reason). If you were to run consisted locos without using either of the consisting options, and all your locos are individually addressed, then it would be necessary to change one of them to the others address to do so. Not very practical when there's a system to do it.Ahh Toot'n, no one said anything about using the same cab number for ALL of my engines, just those in a "possible" consist. Individually, I run my trains with their respective cab numbers
The only reason I would consider making a consist is if the grades are little steep for one train. I have spent the better part of this evening tweaking my grades and now believe that all of my engines will be able to handle all of my grades individually, at least that is what I believe. That being said, I have bought one of those Micro Mark Digital Levels to double check the grades I have.
As I have more or less never been in a club I have to ask ... doesn't someone check things like that before letting members run their trains?I had the instance once of running a train at the club and wondering why it was acting up, until I found another member with the same number on his loco, not even from the same country's prototype. Had both of us baffled.
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