....Is this what your seeing here a DCC board? Since I run my trains on straight DC, I really have no clue what a DCC equipped loco would look like. My reason for asking is I just purchased an Atlas GP40 off e-bay a few days ago and just received it today. After getting it set up on the layout and giving it a little power, nothing happens. Then giving it full power still nothing happens. The lights work but not the motor. After a few times of trying I finally got a little nudge and from there it picked up a little speed. I took off the shell and noticed this board looks somewhat different than my other locos. Someone told me a while back that you could still run a DCC loco on straight DC as long as the Pulse is off. Anyway the bottom line here is in order for me to run the loco, I have to have the throttle set up to almost full. What do you think? Gosh I feel so out of touch with all this hi tech stuff.