hi just got my first legacy loco and programmed ok ran for a while and went through shut down for the night, the next day went to run it and as soon as i added track power the engine started and all the controls had no effect had to shut down and reprogram then it worked am i doing something wrong? its a lionel gp35 1933401
Power the Legacy Control (cab2) before adding track power.
Don't offer advice often and this is why, left out a step. nuf said
It happens. You gave it a shot based on what you know and your intentions were good. That's all we can do but the effort and response hopefully is well taken and appreciated.
i tried as suggested but same thing happens
grj if i change the signal on the command base would that have any effect on it?
on the bottom of the base is a button that changes channel/signal i just tried it again and the loco started up when power was applied , i turned it off and did it again and the loco didnt start till i addressed it could the transformer be doing it?
its a 1950s zw
The Legacy command base channel ONLY pertains to the CAB2 to base communication, it doesn't change the track signal at all. Obviously, if you don't have the command base and remote on the same channel, it won't work, but the remote will also be sitting there telling you it can't find the command base.
When you issue commands on the CAB2 keypad, or control buttons, does the LED on the command base flash? If so, the command base is alive and well and talking to the CAB2.
yes that works light blinks