The PRR version of the trainmaster is set to run long hood forward by default. When I turned on rule 17 lighting I noticed that It appeared to be not working. In actuality, it is working but on the short hood headlight only. The long hood headlight is not affected at all by the rule 17. Its always bright. The short hood head light works properly with rule 17 and dims when the locomotive comes to a stop.
Is this a defect or are others seeing the same thing with their PRR FM trainmasters? Unless there is a simple fix, I have no intention to sending back to Lionel. For a minor feature its not worth it, to me, to risk shipping damage. The rest of the locomotive works perfect and all details are flawless.