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)