Anyone have a problem with a Cab2 Handheld resembling these symptoms ?
Layout was running and working fine yesterday 11/12/19. I should mention that I had a derailment and was trying to get everything back up and running. Inadvertently I picked up my "other" Cab2 handheld. I was trying to shoot a video, so I had some other priorities in mind. I must have inadvertently picked up my 2nd Cab2, and that's when things got really strange.
Legacy engines would not respond to throttle adjustments, ironically other commands worked.
I didn't associate the problems with the different controller, as I have used them both for over a year without issues.
Then I noticed 2 really bizarre symptoms, the red LED on my TMCC base was flashing continuously, the red light on my ZW-C was flashing continuously but not an even pulse... Another bizarre symptom was the throttle display on the handheld screen would scroll across the window without any input from turning the speed control wheel ???
In panic mode, I started shutting everything down and resetting the ZW-C... When all that was done, still no improvement.
After watching Mike Reagan videos on the ZW-C for a while, I went back down to the layout.
Decided, I might was well try the other Cab2... So I picked that one up, removed the batteries from the first Cab2, that was acting up, just to ensure it was not active.
Everything was back to perfect normal operation. No more flashing red lights on TMCC base, or ZW-C. Engines both TMCC and Legacy all started working perfect.... Last week, at the Lionel Parts sale I happened to order a set of Legacy Modules with the latest 1.60 firmware.
Maybe that will reset and make this remote operational not sure.
So to provide as much "useful" details information..... I have TMCC Base, and Legacy Base wired up with the TMCC Signal Booster from GRJ. ZW-C is the power source, with 4 x 180 Watt Power Bricks. The Legacy base wall wart is plugged into a different duplex from the TMCC base and transformer. The TMCC base was already moved down closer to the floor to mitigate known issues with interference between Legacy and TMCC....
This whole set up has been running fine for at least 2 years, I think was about 9 to 12 months ago that I added the GRJ signal booster.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.