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Early MTH PS3 whistle blows and headlight blinks when started up in conventional

Hello everyone! I have a MTH Premier Daylight engine 20-3483-1, and when I place the engine on the track and power on in conventional mode, the low to high startup noise plays, then the whistle starts blowing immediately and the lower headlight loudly clicks on and off. During this time the engine is pulling about 7-7.5 amps. The track, 5 passenger cars and a caboose were pulling about 2 amps with out locomotive on track. It’s about a 110 foot long main. The switches under the water hatches on the tender are set to 3RAIL and DCS.

In DCS version 4.20, on a variable voltage TIU channel, when power is applied to the track there is a loud buzzing noise coming from I think both the engine and tender.

What do you think I ought to do? The blinking headlight makes me think this is a certain failure mode.

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