Firstly, I run Legacy and know nothing about DCS (except how to spell it ) I do have some Proto Sound locomotives from MTH and run them in conventional mode without issue (usually).
I unpacked a new Christmas locomotive (30-20974-1) to test it this morning and the rear coupler is in the ‘open’ position and will not stay closed. I can push it closed but it pops open. Whatever is supposed to keep closed appears to be broken. I tested it in conventional control, as I do not have DCS and could not fire the coupler with the sequence of transformer controls. I DID get the PA announcements to work and the front coupler to fire, so I must be doing something right, but nothing on the rear coupler. If there is something I am missing, I would appreciate any advice you can give me.
I have contacted the dealer to exchange it but I was hoping my ignorance of DCS caused me to miss an easy fix. Any thoughts? I could really use the locomotive tonight at a Christmas function !!!