OK Tillig! What's up?!

OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby CSD » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:05 pm

I have now received my 5th and 6th locomotive from Tillig that does not work properly. The circuit board that plugs into the NEM651 socket is shorted. Removal of the capacitor solves the problem, therefore; bad capacitor. This has not been a huge problem because they will be replaced with digital decoders, however, the damn thing should work out of the box. No? I am using my digital control to run the models but they should still work with that power source. My older stuff with the same parts function. Has anyone else had this problem?... Come on, 6 locomotives! Damn it!
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Re: OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby BTTB Fan » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:31 pm

CSD wrote:I have now received my 5th and 6th locomotive from Tillig ...

And you guys say I am addicted! :lol:
Are you buying these directly from Tillig? It's hard to believe that they would not be tested before leaving the factory.
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Re: OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:43 pm

Addicted? Man, it's worse that crack. Back on topic though, I have several Tilligs and have had no problem with any of them. However, I have not chipped any of them so I can't comment on your issue. I have heard grumblings from TTers in Germany about issues like this. I will begin chipping my locomotives next year and I sincerely hope I don't have the same experience :(
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Re: OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby CSD » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:05 pm

Good to know I'm not the only one. Thought I was going crazy. When you do digitalize your locos, I highly recommend that you avoid Digitrax and Train Control Systems decoders. Every other one has programming issues or output problems. ESU is going to get a try in my locomotives once the order comes in. I'll let you know how they work. If the quality problems are eliminated then it is worth the extra cost.
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Re: OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby CSD » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:32 pm

I got my hands on a regular DC source and found that the locomotives work fine. There is something fishy going on with my digital system and the way it interacts with the new Tillig locos. Guess I'll have to wait for those decoders... Think its time to kiss digitrax goodbye and invest in ESU.
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Re: OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:04 pm

CSD wrote:... Think its time to kiss digitrax goodbye


Good to know what NOT to buy. Thanks for the update.
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Re: OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:26 pm

At the risk of sounding smug, but this is yet another reason why I will remain DC only in TT scale. Tillig is not the only firm that has issues with DCC type chip sets that left the factory floor faulted.

I have a nice and dandy looking O gauge Semi-Scale K-Line Southern Mikado that I got for a song as the DCC type card in it had failed, and worked just fine in DC only. The warranty period passed and the guy did not want to pay for a new card, so I bought it.

Additional bells and whistles are nice, but when they go bad, it is a pain to fix.

To quote James Doohan (Scotty) from Star Trek III:
"The more they over-think the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain".
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Re: OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby CSD » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:53 pm

I see your point, but I have a good argument for it.
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Re: OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby BTTB Fan » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:59 pm

CSD, I edited your post to embed Youtube video (you simply put the video ID, not the whole URL in the [youtube] tags.
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Re: OK Tillig! What's up?!

Postby CSD » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:01 pm

Thanks, man! I was just about to fix that.
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