FAQ:Difference between Steal and StealZap

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Digitrax's Steal process results in an address under the control of two throttles. This often leads to unexpected events, such as a train suddenly stopping. Unexpected events require identifying the second throttle to release the address. This process can also be done using a Slot Monitor, such as that found in JMRI.

The newer throttles offer StealZap. This allows an operator to select an address on a throttle, which then decouples that address from the previous throttle, resulting in one throttle controlling that address only.

When selecting an address and StealZap appears, this message indicates the command station has another throttle attached to this address.