First, if this is the wrong forum, please forgive me.
I am constructing a layout to just run some trains. Single track main with a long passing siding and a couple spurs off the main. I am currently using a DCS Explorer with a WTIU on order. I have MTH DCS engines and a few Lionel with Bluetooth. The MTH are running fine. So are the Lionel. But, with Legacy, the engines always seem to stay powered on in Bluetooth, and I am not sure if there is a way to “shut down” like an MTH engine.
I have begun to add toggle switches on a couple sidings so that I can park the Legacy locos and power them down rather then have constantly making sounds. This works. When I add power back to the sidings, they power right back up.
One, Will this harm the engines when I power them back up. Is there something I need to do or add to the switched block to ensure reliability?
Second, will this work fine with DCS engines also. I have tried it, and it seems to be good, but I want some info from those of you who have done something similar to offer suggestions.
I should not that at the moment, the Bluetooth on the Lionel engines works fine, so I have not immediate plans to buy a Legacy system.