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You really need to post useful information if you're really looking for help. Stuff like exact model numbers, the exact symptoms of the issues, as well as the environment, conventional or command. Vague item descriptions and having "problems" will give you equally vague answers.

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Yes, the fp59. Proto 2, standard mth power supply. The sounds (people)cycle just fine, lights work, horn and bells but it wont move. I tried the reset the bell rang twice so its not locked in neutral. when the direction button is pressed lights go off and on like a reset and it wont move. Tried full throttle and different tracks.
 

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Did you try to unlock the direction lock? One horn & 3 bells.

Lock into a Directional State:

You can lock your engine into a directional state (forward, neutral, or reverse)
so that it will not change directions. To do this, put the engine into the
direction you want or into neutral, to lock it into neutral, run it at a very slow
crawl (as slowly as it will move without halting), and quickly but firmly press
your remote’s Horn button once followed immediately by three presses of the
Bell button. Two horn blasts will indicate that the engine has made the change.
The engine will not change direction (including going into neutral) until you
repeat the 1 horn, 3 bells code to return the engine to its normal state, even if
the engine is kept without power for extended periods of time.
 

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that locks it into a direction, so if its in neutral then it locks it into that. I tried a reset. 1 whistle 5 bells. nothing.
 

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That is a definite detriment to PS2 operation. You can get a BCR2 which basically does the job of a battery but doesn’t need to be replaced like a battery. They don’t leak either!

https://www.jandwelectronics.com/bcr2

Tom
 

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The bcr2 is 3vdc, right. Didnt want to risk a problem with different voltage so i went with original.
 

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The bcr2 is 3vdc, right. Didnt want to risk a problem with different voltage so i went with original.
The BCR2 is designed to replace the 3v battery pack. It even comes with the proper connector, so basically it is a unplug/plug in operation.

The battery is a good choice. It will work fine. There is nothing wrong with them. They do tend to go bad after like 10 years, so you will be good to go for quite a while.

Personally, I have BCRs in everything I have that is MTH PS2. I have lost count of the number of batteries I have tossed in the bin...
 
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