Mine also doesn't have a lighting mode button, it's always steady on. It was purchased nearly two years ago and at that time Menards' website advertised that it featured three lighting modes. I wasn't too upset at that time because I figured their ad just hadn't been updated yet.
However, while perusing the Menards website for another train purchase today, I revisited this fire damaged engine house ad and it's still says it has three lighting modes.
For anyone who bought this building during the past 6-9 months or so, does yours have a button and three different light modes? I'm asking to see whether Menards has reinstated this feature or if they still haven't corrected their ad to make it accurate, thruthful?
If they've returned to including this mode button on the fire damaged engine houses currently being sold, I wonder if they'd exchange mine since when I purchased it, mine was supposed to have that button too.
FYI, after I bought it and discovered it lacked the mode button I emailed Menards a few times asking about it but they ignored my emails. No response from then, NADA!