Hello,

I received my Lionel Southern Mountain #1495 (SKU 1931130) today and was disappointed to find that quality issues are still plaguing Lionel's legacy programming. 

When I ran the locomotive over an LCS SensorTrack, the auto program feature programmed the locomotive as a North Pole Central #1224.  Has anyone else encountered this or a similar problem?  I tried manually programming the name and road number of the locomotive from the Cab2, but as soon as it crossed another SensorTrack it reverted to the North Pole Central name and number.

Can anyone think of a work around?  Anyway to "lock" the locomotive name and road number programming so that the SensorTrack doesn't reprogram it?

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NBGT posted:
Can anyone think of a work around?  Anyway to "lock" the locomotive name and road number programming so that the SensorTrack doesn't reprogram it?

Short of getting the correct RCMC board programming, I'm pretty sure there isn't a way to fix this.

I'm curious to know where the "programming" lives for the SensorTrack ID.  Is it in the RCMC or the Railsounds Lite boards?  Those seem to be the boards that you have to "call Lionel" to order.  The SensorTrack boards seem to be more generic.

Does anyone know?

You can turn off the sensor track's engine info read function. It's in the manual for the Sensor Track, Page 16. It's not a fix for the engine but will keep it from reloading the wrong info to the base.

Marty

 

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NBGT posted:

I'm curious to know where the "programming" lives for the SensorTrack ID.  Is it in the RCMC or the Railsounds Lite boards?  Those seem to be the boards that you have to "call Lionel" to order.  The SensorTrack boards seem to be more generic.

Does anyone know?

Both the RCMC and Railsounds Lite boards are particular to the specific engine for other late model engines. So as GRj suggested, you need those specific boards for that engine.

Chuck TCA LCCA ARRL BMWMOA

MartyE posted:

You can turn off the sensor track's engine info read function. It's in the manual for the Sensor Track, Page 16. It's not a fix for the engine but will keep it from reloading the wrong info to the base.

Did this work for you?

Marty

 

Below the Signature...

"You should have bought a train."

 

I reprogrammed the name using the Legacy Utility Software and that seemed to make the name and road number stick in the Cab2.  The North Pole Central name and Road Number still show up on the Layout Contol app when the locomotive runs across a SensorTrack.

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