DCS Problem

I run MTH trains on two separate tracks.  TIU Fixed 1 is connected to outside track.  Fixed 2 connected to inside track.  DCS works fine on Fixed 1(Engines (Proto 3) Run).  However, Fixed 2 on inside track, engines do not run (DCS controller says "Out of Range").  Tested current on inside track and there is 19.4 volts.  Conventional engine runs on it.  Placed Fixed 2 on outside track (to see if it works) and MTH engines (Proto 3) run.  I am puzzled, what could be the problem?  Daviddp

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David,

Three things...

First, turn on the DCS signal for all channels: Menu/System/DCS Setup, press soft key AON.

Second, make sure that the red terminal of Fixed #2 is connected to the center rail of the inside loop and that the black terminal is connected to an outside rail.

Third, see if Fixed #2 Out works with the outside loop. If not, the problem is with the TIU's Fixed Channel #2.


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I have your DCS WIFI Companion book and I am trying to figure out how to wire a large layout  32' X 37'   Have broken the upper loop  into blocks.  Home run wiring with 14 gauge stranded.  Gargraves track with Ross switches and all soldered joints.  Have updated the TIU to 5.0 and the remotes to 6.1.  MRC transformers. The TMCC stuff all runs just perfectlly fine but the MTH engines often will not address- I get "Engine not found"  or "Engine not  on track" when the engine is right there sitting on top of the feed connection.  The engines have been properly added, and sometimes they run just fine.  Even put an MTH lashup together successfully this afternoon.  Other times can't even address.  I ran a signal test and got all 10's. ????????????????

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