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Brand New MTH F40PH Not Responding In DCS Mode **PROBLEM SOLVED**

Greetings All,

 After hearing all of the problems with the Blue & Orange Box F40PH Diesels I decided to try the "Other Guy" and this one has a problem as well (or maybe it's me......nah).   I do the normal Pre-Trip Inspection and Lube and proceed to enter the locomotive into the MTH DCS Remote.  The remote looks at me and says "No Engine Found".   I tried to enter it a second time and "No Engine Found" shows on the display again.   I tried it in conventional mode and BINGO, it runs and sounds great.  Back to the remote for a third time and....you guessed it......"No Engine Found".   FWIW, I checked all of the switches to make sure they were in the proper positions (They Were Not!)  So, one last time I tried to enter the engine and "No Engine Found" rears it's ugly head.   Strike three, yer out!!!!  Now for the Technical Stuff.  The locomotive is a BRAND NEW MTH Amtrak F40PH Diesel with PS-3, Item number 20-20685-1.  If there's somethin' I missed, please tell me so I can feel really stupid and get back to running trains.  BTW, I'll post some pics of my new layout as soon as I get this F40PH thingy figured out.  Oh yeah, all of my other MTH Locomotives run just fine and I have 10's over the whole layout when checking signal strength.  I hope I don't have to send her back.  As always, any help will be greatly appreciated!

 Chief Bob (Retired)

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