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Hi Everyone,

Testing out my new MTH freight steam set, I have seemed to place
the system in a neutral and cannot get it to go forward.
the system comes with their DCS remote commander and it is Prot3sound 3.
the DIR (direction button) can be hit 4 separate times for slowdown, neutral,
reverse and forward however; using this button will not disengage the neutral. I get sounds etc. now, do I know for sure it is in neutral, not really.
Any ideas? it seems that MTH's tech support does not work on Monday's.
Cannot believe a company of this size has no support people on a specific day.

Alroz
 

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well, lets see, its been some time sense I've used one of those ,but I do remember if I press the puttons too fast it would confuse the little remote and lock the thing up, I would power down, remove the batterys, and start over,and try to remember to slow down my commands a bit ,this seemed to work better,now with the DCS system, this is not a problem.
BTH command control does not have neutral, forward, stop, reverse
hope this was help full ..................Mike
 

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Is the battery charged? I have problems with my older MTH the battery gets old and does not have enough charge to make it through the reverse power cycles.
 

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Was this a "factory fresh" set that was never out of the box? If it has been run on a full DCS layout, it MUST be reset to factory defaults using the full DCS system. You can't do the simple transformer reset and get it working if that is the case.
 

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Hi All,
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Ok found the issue. It seems the tender car was not totally connected to the engine.
There are little pins on a stem so to speak on the end of the engine, this needs to be snapped in to a stem hanging in front of the tender car. I guess because of this,the engine was not getting a signal to pull the trains.
Works great now. Thanks for everyone's input.

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Hi All,
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Ok found the issue. It seems the tender car was not totally connected to the engine.
There are little pins on a stem so to speak on the end of the engine, this needs to be snapped in to a stem hanging in front of the tender car. I guess because of this,the engine was not getting a signal to pull the trains.
Works great now. Thanks for everyone's input.

Aroz

cool,glad you got it !:thumbsup:.............Mike
 

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I have a MTH 2-8-8-2 that is a few years old. It has had the battery replaced with a cap. In order to get it to run, I have to set the transformer voltage to 6 volts or less for a few minutes. Then it works normally.
 
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