A fellow forum member sent me his F3, it won’t work for his purposes.
The issues with this we’re exactly the same as I reported and video'd with my first on except this has no diesel sounds. Bell, whistle and crew sounds are good. Here’s where it gets fun. I started by running #2 with #1’s remote. Worked well. Ran #1 with #2’s remote worked great. Put them both on the track and tried to run with 1’s remote. #2 tried to move, but #1 was dead. I then used both remotes and now have powered A-A’s running, one remote is set in forward and the other in reverse.
This is exactly how the Lionel Ready To Play sets function when trying to run more than one engine.