I have an A-A pair of Texas Special E7s from the 6-31755 set issued about 12 years ago. They got lots of run time some years back, were moved to display and now I’ve put them on the rails again I notice a couple of things:
1. When shutting down the engines via the Cab2, the smoke units keep running although the sounds do not and the smoke units have to be shut down separately. I don’t recall this set acting that way when new; an ID and feature reset (Aux1+7 as per the manual) makes no difference. Have I forgot something - was this a quirk of Legacy engines of the time? Anything else I should try to cause the smoke to shut down with the sounds?
2. Although the manual contains instructions for making a Legacy lashup of this pair I found that by default the trailing unpowered A unit (which has smoke and directional lighting but no sound) is set to be the rear-facing engine. Is it necessary to go through the lashup procedure at all? These engines came with separate orange modules and I set them up using those. I then created a train and from memory they ran fine configured as such although now they won’t answer the train commands. I transferred the settings to a new Cab2 and updated the software a while back. I wonder if this has anything to do with the smoke unit issue?