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Re: Question on MTH 20-2154-1

GGG ·
This is PS-1 correct, so lights and smoke are track power. IS the volume pot turned full up? If you are hearing 2 dings at start up and shut down than it sounds like speaker is good. Have you tried a reset 18? The volume can be lowered electronically, the procedure is in the manual. So try a reset 18 to restore sounds. G
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My train book ·
I do not here the dings at start up or shut down
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GGG ·
Sorry, I though you did get the initial dings. I would check speaker and volume pot. Maybe volume turned off with pot. G
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My train book ·
I will check the speaker I have already tried the volume pot thanks for your help
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Marty Fitzhenry ·
Let us know as the tech guys have one more thing that can be done.
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My train book ·
Will do
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My train book ·
Well I tried to hook up another speaker to the engine but I still did not get any sound through the speaker, is there another way to check to see if the speaker is good or bad.
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GGG ·
Measure the resistance, should read 8 ohms. Or test in a known good engine. Are the three wires on the volume pot? Do the outer wires read 0ohms or 10K depending on position of pot? Are the three wires hooked to the three pin connector? I really never ran into on that made no sounds but ran fine. Is it a PS-1 engine or DCRU? Can you take a picture of what you have? It could be a bad board, maybe software needs to reprogrammed, but if it is running, not sure. At this point you need to start...
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My train book ·
yes I can take a Picture this evening, but I think this is PS-1
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My train book ·
Here is a PDF of the engine I have hope it will open
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Question on MTH 20-2154-1

My train book ·
I currently have a SD-70 I am having an issue with, when I start the engine the lights and smoke unit comes on but I get no sound, I don't get the one crank, it moves forward and reverse and runs good but no sound, I am using a KW transformer when I shut it down I do not get the 2 cranks. can someone tell me what the issue might be.
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E Unit issues with multiple Lionel units

TerryThom ·
I buy and sell pre-owned Lionel trains and have had more than a few locomotives (Dash 8-40C, etc, and even the F3 Celebration Series) that will only run in forward. I have adjusted the slide switches but this does not change. I've noticed that when this happens, the locomotives do not go into neutral when I use the transformer directional button or when I use the throttle to run-stop-run. Each time I use either the button on the transformer or the throttle lever, the engine runs in forward...
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Control issues with Legacy diesel engine

Len B ·
Hey folks, I have a Lionel AC6000 (6-28331) that is exhibiting some control issues. The engine runs okay in forward, but there is no change in the RPMs corresponding to changes in speed. More serious control issues become apparent when the unit is operating in reverse. The engine might start normally, then it might hesitate or lurch forward unexpectedly, then it might run normally for a few seconds, and then it is anyone’s guess on what it will do next. Again, these more significant issues...
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GGG ·
This is modular so you can start with the R4LC, after that the Motor Driver but you rapidly run out of way to swap parts if you do not have another specific Motor Drive part to swap in. R4LC is a good start point along with ensuring a good ungrounded antenna connection to the board. Also check for bad wires. Hunting down these kind of Lionel problems is very time consuming and can be very frustrating if you lack wiring diagrams and the basic understanding of the modular system. G
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Len B ·
Thanks for the tips. Another reset brought back proper engine sound synchronization. I performed a second inspection of the wiring and this time I found a pinched wire going to the motor control board. I think I will replace it and then move on to the other items you mentioned. I have another AC6000 from the same catalog that I can use to test the radio board and, if necessary, the MCB. This should make it easy to rule these in or out as suspects. Thanks again.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
If it only has a problem in one direction, have you eliminated mechanical issues with the truck(s)?
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Len B ·
GR, thanks for the response. Yes, I think I have. I inspected the trucks closely after I found the initial short. Good idea, though. I appreciate the input.
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Harvy ·
Make sure both of your motors are screwed in tight to the trucks. I had a Dash-9 where both screws fell out of the motor mount and disengaged from the gears.
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Len B ·
Thanks for the additional feedback. I replaced the pinched wire and checked the items mentioned in this thread and the problem is still present. A new fact emerged today. In addition to only happening in reverse, it also seems to only happen when the unit crosses over to another power district (I split the throttles across my layout 1-2-1-2... to keep the load manageable). Sure seems like a signal issue. I went to swap radio boards with my other AC6000 and was surprised to find it uses the...
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Smoke unit issue

Jack118711 ·
Hello! I bought this diesel awhile ago and the smoke unit never worked but the seller refunded me half the cost so I’ve never thought much about it. But now it’s bugging me. It’s an old Lionel TMCC BNSF Dash-9 6-18253 and it’s in great shape minus the smoke unit. I run off a conventional transformer so maybe that’s the issue? My MTH diesels smoke fine but maybe TMCC needs more voltage? I’ve replaced the wicking in the unit and cleaned it up well and even had it sit on the track for awhile...
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TMCC System Issues

lehighline ·
I am operating under the presumption that any CAB-1 remote can communicate with any CAB-1 command base. (If this is incorrect, then I will have to figure out Plan B.) I have 2 complete identical TMCC systems. The first one (Sys1) I’ve had forever, and it has worked well, up to now. The second (Sys2) one I bought as a backup several years ago from an estate sale. The system appears to be unused. (It was still wrapped and in the box when the wife went through her husband’s possessions.) Sys1...
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MTH PS 1 to 2 to 3 Time frame

RJT ·
I have approximately 60 MTH Locomotives dating back to about 1991 and would like to know if anyone knows the dates/Catalog Issues when they made the changes and introduced PS1, PS2 and PS3 also when the switch from 5 v to 3 v boards. I would like to replace all the batteries with BCR's and short of looking at each unit, researching each one thru the MTH wed site or opening them up to see what is installed I would like to get an idea how many BCR's I am looking at having to acquire. I also...
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Pasche Compressor Issue

Trainman2001 ·
I just bought a new Pasche small, 1-cylinder compressor to replace my 40 year-old Badger diaphragm compressor. It has a reservoir which is something that I wanted, and a pressure regulator/filter/water trap unit. First of all, the instructions (or lack thereof) didn't mention that you have to lift the adjustment knob on the regulator to release it for adjustment. I almost wrecked it trying to force it. Second, when I did figure that out, the adjustment nut was so tight in the zero-pressure...
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Lionel 6464 re-issues

Two Beers, Three Rails ·
Was at a train auction this past weekend and picked up eight of the Lionel modern 6464 re-issue 3-packs. A search on Ebay tells me there were ten of these sets issued, but there also seems to be another one; 6-29282, with paint schemes that were never released in the postwar era. All the other sets have series numbers, 1 thru 10, but this one doesn't. Is it or is it not considered to be part of the same series? Just curious, thanks in advance!
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MartyE ·
Thanks!
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Alan Mancus ·
Thank you for a very great product and excellent support I and I hope everybody appreciates everthyning you guys and Gals do at MTH and make excellent products. keep up the good work and tech support issues, I recommend all your products to all my friends on and off the forum. Thanks Again Alan
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hafner33 ·
Thanks for being on top of things enjoying the wifi so far with limited problems . Need to try a couple of times to add a engine but it will come up . The 5 year old grandson has taken the pad and run the trains with no problem of course with a speed limit . Looking forward to much more . Tom
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superwarp1 ·
Cool, great work MTH
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Tony_V ·
I work for a software company and everybody's stuff has warts occasionally. It's really great to see MTH admit to this and nice to know that you are actively working on a fix. Thank you!
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AGHRMatt ·
Thanks for the info.
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rtr12 ·
Thanks for the update, the fix and for monitoring the forum.
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PSU1980 ·
Glad MTH RD and other manufacturers uses the forum for product improvements and that they appreciate input. Kudo' not only to MTH, but Lionel, Atlas and others as well. Kevin
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RJR ·
Thanks for the acknowledgement and information on what's coming. I hope this will fix the Fixed 2 issue that's been noted in other threads.
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PatapscoValleyRR ·
Thanks for monitoring the forum and support.
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clem k ·
thanks for listening Clem k
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chicago ·
As a new member I just want to thank those dedicated members on this forum who've been helping those in need for many many years without them who knows where we'd be but like my grandpa use to say "who asked you"
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Steve Kilmer ·
Thanks MTH. The bell shuts off when you press the horn on android. I think this is a bug.
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superwarp1 ·
Possible bug, I've found with my PS2 3v Mohawk with quilable whistle, sometimes you pull the whistle cord and you get nothing. Have to get to the option page shut of the quilable option or change directions resets it.
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MTH RD ·
Steve, this is indeed a bug. It's a simple fix and should be included in the next update. If not, then the one after that. There will be farily frequent updates as you guys find these quirks. As someone said, this is the nature of the software beast.
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MTH RD ·
Hey Gary, this is actually not a bug, just an issue that needs to be understood and handled better in the app. Let me explain. The quilable whistle feature is a temporary on/off in the engine. Each time you shut down (or power down) the engine, the feature is turned off. However, the "playable whistle" switch in the app remains on. So, the app is sending quilable whistle commands when the feature is off in the engine. The result is no whistle. Honestly, the playable whistle feature should...
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GGG ·
Perfect amount of detail in explaining the issue. Thank you, G
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superwarp1 ·
I'll have to play around a little bit but the issue I was having(I think) is when you select quilable whistle during a operation session, I would lose it during that session. Not leaving it on, shutting everything down and coming back the next day. Will advise if I turn it on, lose the whistle, and have to reset during the same operation session.
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tabkld93 ·
Nice work MTH. I've seen a software exec smash an egg on his face during a VAR conference after an incredibly bad release. They worked through the issues, made the corrections and didn't repeat the mistakes. Turned out OK for them as they later sold to Microsoft for $1B. I'm in the "sweet" spot with only four engines and the app is working great.
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Barry Broskowitz ·
MTHRD, The bell shuts off when you press the horn on android. I think this is a bug. It's a simple fix and should be included in the next update. If not, then the one after that. Is this Android-specific or has some other selective criteria? I tried, with 3 different engines, to replicate this problem and could not. I even tried it with an engine that has a playable whistle, in both normal and playable modes, and the problem did not appear. I'm using iOS 9.2 on an iPhone 6.
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ROGERW ·
Hello Barry, I have a 4th Generation I-pad and a Android phone. Both devices have the standard app. The bell only shuts off when I activate the horn using my Android phone. I don't have this issue with my I-pad.............rogerw.
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Gerald Jackson ·
The APP is outstanding and very fast. The developer did an excellent job on the graphics and technical workings. The ADD engine is particularly fast; click click and each one goes in.
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tackindy ·
I have my WIU coming soon (and a new TIU due to some hardware fault). I cannot wait to try this out! Thanks to MTH for this awesome product! And in defense of the programmers, its nearly impossible to catch EVERY bug in the system! The sign of a good programmer and company is the actions taken once a bug is discovered by the customers. MTH is obviously keeping on top of these things and I truly appreciate that!
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RJR ·
MTH RD, this post and your participation in the forum is the best public relations move MTH has ever made, and I've been dealing with MTH since Mike Wolf was selling Weaver locos over the counter in his little store in Columbia. Don't know who made the decision to do it but they are to be congratulated.
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MTH RD ·
Thanks to all for your compliments, understanding and patience. Especially the compliments. Just kidding. It is all appreciated. Yes, this is a complex system. More so than most would imagine. To further complicate things, we are interfacing with the TIU that is pretty much fully matured from a firmware standpoint. We can't do much outside of what the TIU is capable of. In time, this too will be addressed.
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RJR ·
MTH RD, I'll pass on 3 items, for info (not complaint): 1. I use android. Pressing horn shuts off bell. 2. I have the fixed 2 powerup problem, by which powering up fixed 2 with my Z4000 (w/ Z4k receiver) moves all locos to inactive list. I have found this occurs even if I have nothing connected to the Fixed 2 red output terminal. 3. I've been told that pressing the E-stop button requires a long press. FYI, mine acts immediately.
 
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