For some reason I deleted an engine in my remote. I tried adding again. The display said engine in remote. It is a PS2 engine. I replace battery with the a new RED battery. Same message. I tried READ button. No luck. Any ideas? I tried in conventional mode. No luck.
A red battery? Do you mean a BCR?
If you can, post the MTH model number of the locomotive. It makes trouble shooting much easier if we know what we are dealing with.
Once you do that, the more experienced repair guys will chime in and help.
Yes a BCR. Engine #30-1170-1. Thank you.
Just a few checks... let the BCR charge up a bit. Also make sure the teather from the tender is seated in the receptacle on the locomotive. You may want to disconnect the teather and reconnect.
Try doing a factory reset on the engine if you can find the engine name/number on your controller. It will delete the engine in the process and then you can re-enter the locomotive.
I am no expert, I am just relating things that have worked for me in the past...
I tried adding again. The display said engine in remote.
The message means just what it says. DCS looked on all powered tracks and the only engines it found were already in the remote. Further, after it displays the message, the Engine Screen shows the engine to which it's referring.
Do the following:
- Have only the subject engine powered up. Ensure that no other engines are getting power.
- Press: Menu/System/Engine Setup/Add Engine/Add DCS Engine
If you get the Engine in Remote message, wait a few seconds for the Engine Screen to reappear and press Startup.
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Barry, I doubled checked to see that the BCR is tight. I now get no engine to add when I try to add engine. When I bought the new BCR I just put it in the tender. I know I have power to track and I removed all other engines before starting. Thank you for any information you can share.
Does the locomotive operate in conventional mode?
Tom, No it does not.
Okay, there is a problem but not with the DCS. It should run in conventional mode, no matter what, if the teather is okay, track is properly wired and no wires/connections are damaged, among other possible issues. I am guessing the engine has a 5v control system. It could be an issue with that since it doesn't run at all.
Make sure your power supply is good. Try running a different engine to make sure. Be sure you have clean wheels and clean rail. I understand you may have done all this, I am just trying to eliminate issues one at a time.
I am surprised none of the more technical guys have not jumped in here. Perhaps in time...
Pine Run RR posted:
Tom, No it does not.
The fact that it does not run at all is where to start. Is there any click when it sees power?
Has the tether acted up? any sounds cutting out or stuttering? Can you test the BCR? is it charged?
Thanks to all who helped me with this issue. Turns out the board is shot. Took engine to a MTH repair shop to have checked out.
I was afraid of that when I saw it had a 5 volt board. The 5 volt boards have a checkered past, just quitting without warning. I guess an upgrade would be in order but that might be expensive. Hope you can get the engine running again.