I am having a lot of problems with my DCS engines for about the last six months. My layout is set up for TMCC and DCS and has run fine for 8 or 9 years. Lately, engines that worked great for years now say they are not on the track. I try deleting and re adding but then there is the "NO ENGINE FOUND" screen. I have several engines (both photo 2 and 3 that perform just fine. I ran one of the performing engines next to where I try to add engines and it shows a signal strength of 10. At this point, 6 of my 15 or so MTH engines will not work with the DCS system.
I just received a Proto 3 steam engine back from repair from a reputable repair person and it would ad but I cannot cut the smoke off. When I press the smoke button, the screen blinks once but the Smoke on or off display does not show up. I tried using the smoke pot to turn it off but it did not change the output. Then I tried the volume pot but output was unchanged.
I have had the TIU for about 16 years. It has been updated to 6.0. Do the TIU's wear out?
I would appreciate your thoughts on what may have caused the change.