FAQ:What is "Shunting Mode"?

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Shunting Mode is an optional feature for more realistic speeds when performing switching/shunting operations.

The purpose of a shunting or switching speed mode is to create a more realistic performance during switching operations. This mode is available in some multifunction decoders. By setting this CV, the top speed of the locomotive is usually reduced to half, and the acceleration and deceleration variables are changed as well.

This feature is more useful with a Road Switcher, as it is a multipurpose locomotive, usually employed on local freight trains. A speed table can be created for normal operations, and shunting mode engaged when switching operations are performed.

Read the documentation which came with the multifunction decoder for more information on this mode, and to determine if it is supported. As it is optional, the CV assigned can vary between manufactures.