I have been using my TIU since 2013. I never had any problem with it and using the DCS Remote Control. The other week I was running a lot of TOFC's. I noticed one of the trailer flats had shorted out on the track, but didn't know it at that time. I smelled something hot. The wires coming from the track to the TIU where worm and soft. I shut the power of right away. The TIU did smell hot.   I did not burn out any of the four fuses inside of the TIU. I went and bought another TIU. I don't know if the old TIU is worth getting fixed if something is burnt inside. I like to run a Lash-up on long trains. Using my MTH Remote I entered my two units that is in my Active list, like I have done  many of times. Once I had my Lash-up on the active engine list as a single engine, and (L) appeared on the LCD to indicate when the lash-up is in operation. I entered the lash-up on the LCD. I pressed the thumbwheel to select the lash-up. I pressed the start-up button, nothing happened. I can go back and run both engines separately  just fine. I did delete all the old lash-ups and started over again. I wonder if there is something wrong with my remote? Has anyone ever had this problem?

Thanks, Ernie 

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#1) Always make sure both units have the same software revision.

Put a 10 amp auto blade fuse inline between the transformer or brick and each of the TIU's red inputs used.

If the remote and TIU work fine except for consists, they are talking to each other at least.

Another thought might be a fried connection to the track that goes bad when you try to pull extra amps thru it. Do you have any lighted cars in the train? any go dim or change around the layout?

Maybe you could try a temporary power drop directly to the track to bypass by your wiring?

Test your track signal on each engine too.

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

I just realized this post is in the S scale section. You're using DC voltage? Make sure you didn't flip any wires for correct polarity.

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

I have everything working again. I went and Factory Reset both MTH F-3 units. I now have my Lash-Up working again. All my wiring checked out OK.

Thank you for your info, Ernie

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