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Old 01-02-2020, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lgb steam locos run at different speeds

I have several different LGB steam locos including a 24032, Sumter Valley , 25201 Puppet theatre and a 27872 NYC Mikado and all run at different speeds on the same layout. They all work properly, including the sound. My LGB diesel locos all run at the same speed even though they are different. IS this normal with the LGB steam locos?
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most LGB Diesels utilize the same motor block... Accordingly similar speeds are realized.

Steam locos use several different motor blocks, motors, drive trains, wheel/driver diameters and more... So yes I'd suggest your experience is typical.

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Sorry but the engines listed above are not identical. Mikado has a different motor, different size wheel, different gearing. Sumter valley has an idler gear so different gearing for sure, 25201 has the same as some stainz engines but some engines had diode bridges if they had 5 volt lights. And if DCC/MTS_MZS was installed they never run the same as engines without DCC.

Note that DCC engines can be tuned to run together, one of the great advantages of DCC. You can adjust acceleration, start and top speed parameters on each individual engine.
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Old 01-03-2020, 09:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sumpter Valley not Sumter Valley or Sumper valley.
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