Roco loco speed and controllers

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#1
I bought some used Roco locos on eBay, of varying ages. I notice that they all tend to run quite a bit slower than my other makes, Fleischmann etc. Is this typical of Roco locos? These are the European models. I have just tested on my track with a Bachmann manual controller. Do I need another controller/transformer? I have noted other comments about them being slow to start but this is after they get going - still slower than others.

I am new to Roco, so this may be obvious to everyone else!

Thanks for any help you can give.
 
#4
It could either be the motor RPMs are different or different gear ratios.

I don't model European models though, so I don't know for sure, If you were running them under digital control, you could speed up the Rocos to match the other brands.
 

Larry

Long Winded Old Fart
#5
I sold most of my Roco & they were slower than anything else I have. I still have a Steam Engine & it's slower than my other steam engines. I think you can buy a higher gear set from Euro Trains.
 



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