Question by Joe: I have a Diesel Electric train set ( live toy train). What should I do to:?
1) Stop completely the the induction motor’s contact with the Axel once the the supply stops.
2) Stop regenerative breaking.
Answer by squeaky guinea pig
I’d like to know what model train you can get that incorporates regenerative braking. Do you mean simulated regenerative braking?
If you are using DCC you should have a manual supplied with the control unit that tells you how to achieve this.
Earlier analogue controllers included a type known as an inertia controller which simulated the acceleration and deceleration of the train, and the more sophisticated ones could be load-adjusted.
As to the first part of your question, the motor will be permanently coupled to the axle(s) – in model trains this usually takes the form of a worm gear – once the supply of current is cut off the motor and therefore the axle(s) come to a stand – for a smooth reduction of speed as opposed to an abrupt halt, you need a flywheel on the drive shaft, which most model diesel/electric trains have nowadays.
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