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I recently added the DCS-WiFi to my layout and started noticing area's in my yard that it seems that I am losing connection to my engines.  Now I have tested with several different engines from PS2/PS3 and all do the same most of the time, but not all the time.  When running with the Wifi app the engine will just stop and shutdown and the app try's refreshing and I lose the engine and it goes to my inactive list.  So I busted out the old DCS handheld remote and rebooted the DCS system and tried again with it.  When it happens with the DCS remote I get an "out of RF range message" and the engine just powers down.  I originally thought it was a power issue and checked my connection and there is definitely power there.  I cleaned all the track and ran a signal test in the yard and it shows solid 10's until it drops the connection and shuts down.  I have read some of the other posts with this message of "out of RF range" and my TIU/handheld are on the current 6.1v.  I have an older TIU-when it reboots I get a single red light flash and it stays on after the reboot.  Is it possible to have a bad TIU channel?  Wondering if I should change one of my variables to fixed and run that section from there?  Also, was not sure if trying the telephone cord connection with the handheld and TIU would do anything?  Any suggestions please! 

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If this is happening with the remote and TIU you can probably rule out any wifi issue.

"I cleaned all the track and ran a signal test in the yard and it shows solid 10's until it drops the connection and shuts down."

Where is the engine when this happens. For a test, can you run a pair of wires from the TIU to the track you are having issues with?

you might be running the engine over a switch while it is not making good contact with the track when it passes over the switch, what kind of switches are you using, also do you see the headlight flicker as train crosses over the switch! does it do this with all your trains or just one or a few ! you have to narrow it  down to exactly what's happening for us to help you figure it out !

Alan

It does not happen going over the switches.  I am using gargraves track and it happens on the straights in the yard at random spots.  No lights flickering just the engine comes to stop and shuts down.  I have tried several different PS2/PS3 engines and it is happening to all of them.  I will try running straight from the TIU to one leg in the yard and see if that does anything. 

@AJLaBoe posted:

It does not happen going over the switches.  I am using gargraves track and it happens on the straights in the yard at random spots.  No lights flickering just the engine comes to stop and shuts down.  I have tried several different PS2/PS3 engines and it is happening to all of them.  I will try running straight from the TIU to one leg in the yard and see if that does anything.

So why trash DCS?? The engine would keep going if it were a DCS issue.

I don't know how you have wired you layout but if the positive and negative wires are not the same length coming from your power source you will have all kinds of signal drops for DCS operation.  Watch Mr. Muffins train you tube and he explains it perfect and with good experience with his layouts.

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