So I have 4 mainlines. #1 is around my yard/ engine service area (100'), #2 & #3 run parallel (for the most part) on the upper level (150' each) and #4 is a Helix that runs from the yard level to the upper level. I am having issues with the remote/tiu not finding engines on track 1 that work fine on tracks 2 & 3. I also moved an engine from track 3 to track 1 (power off, move by hand then power on) and the engine ran away. I cycled the power and hit start up on the remote for this engine as it ran the second time and it stopped and then worked fine. My TIU is wired up so that Var 1 is track 1 (fixed), fixed 1 it track 2, fixed 2 is track 3 and Var 2 is the Helix (fixed). 180 watt bricks on each input. All of the main lines are insulated from each other so I can run the non-control engine from transforms (variable voltage).
his just start (I think) in the last couple weeks. Been doing a lot of scenery and wanted to run some trains. Bought 2 more remote2. I did load all the engines on one remote and saved to the computer and cloned the other two (from a different tread). I have stared running home made track cleaning cars around as cleaning track by hand sucks. I'm using block magnet (for their weight) as weights in the cars. Would this cause problems for DCS? All of the engines work perfectly on the program track but my challenger won't work at all on any of the main tracks.
I'm totally confused. I own 2 TIU's but am only using 1 now (got the other from a friend). I don't know, been trying reloading engines, reset the TIU to factory, reset the remotes. Any ideas?