My new Lionel Canadian Pacific FA AA units arrived.  After programming the two units to ID 13, they run fine.  Both are powered, with sound in the front A unit.  The back up light on the rear FA A unit comes on when going forward.  The backup light on the front FA A unit comes on when going backwards.  The headlights alternate as they should.

Is there are way to shut the backup lights off?  The Manual says nothing about this.

Thanks,  John Rowlen

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I believe you have to give them each their own I.D.# and then program them as a "lashup" with a TR# 1-9

Unless Lionel changed something, this is how it "used to work".

Heres a lashup video Dave Olson did: 

 

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Your welcome John! How about a video of those with the sound cranked up when you get the sorted out?

Videos of these latest Fa's are few and far between.

I might consider a set in the future...if the world doesn't end first.

 

RickO - I bought the CP FA AA set as well but with the Super Bass B unit (1933519) also, and IMO the sound of it is outstanding! (Unfortunately I'm not equipped to provide a video.)

I noticed that Eric Siegel (aka Eric's Trains) in Episode 77 was shown picking up this ABA set at Legacy Station Hobby Shop and I've been waiting for him to do a video review of it but - to date - haven't seen one yet. 

In the meantime I've seen a YouTube video of a chap who's got a SF FA ABBA set (I think it was one of the special runs that Nicholas Smith Trains sold) which you could google to see it run.

Good Luck! 

RickO posted:

Your welcome John! How about a video of those with the sound cranked up when you get the sorted out?

Videos of these latest Fa's are few and far between.

I might consider a set in the future...if the world doesn't end first.

Have a A-A set of the T&P F units and the maximum engine sound volume is way lower than on previous units. 

BobbyD - I agree with you on the A units, but the sound/volume of the Super Bass B more than makes up for it. It's at least twice the volume of the A.

RickO - Don't know if you've checked out 'You Tube' to see the video of the Santa Fe FA-2 set that I referred to above, but if you haven't just go on YT and google 'Santa Fe FA A-B-B-A Set - Nicholas Smith Exclusive Set'. The video is 22 minutes long and it should provide you (and anyone else) with as much info as you'd ever want about this set - particularly the Super Bass unit.

PS - The owner has a very nice layout and train room too.

My problem with videos is I can read and understand it far faster in print.  Also, I can save the print and quickly reference it if I need to refresh one point.  With video, it's a major PITA to have to wade through the 90% that I already know to get to one or two items that I would like to see.

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