Legacy signal

I have a Lionel Crescent Limited engine that has Legacy control.  Recently I have noted that when I turn my track power on the engine seems to start up with lights and sounds before I even start it up with my controller.  All my other Legacy engines behave appropriately, and do not start up until I address the engine with my controller.

Now despite the fact that it "seems" to start up, when I try to shut it down or move it with my controller, it does not respond.  I have pushed the reset button on the controller, but the engine does not respond.  Even the horn or the bell does not function.

Now sometimes I can get the engine to start correctly by fiddeling with the transformer handle; when it starts correctly, then I can run the engine and everything works.

It seems that the engine is not adequately receiving the signal when I turn on the track power.

What can be done???

Trainrat

 

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Is the behavior the same on other areas of the your layout.  The issue I had with my earlier layout was that when the engine did not receive a complete TMCC/legacy signal, the engine will stop and its headlight will blink.    If the engine does not see the signal at all it will start up in conventional.  If I were in this situation, I would set up a test section of track and verify the integrity of the engine to be assured that the issue is the signal or the engine.  Good luck.

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