Prior to Christmas, I was running a lash-up that consisted of two MTH PS3 Diesel Locos (20-20216-1 & 20-20171-1). I ran them for about a month like this with no issues, everything worked great - until....
I pulled out my MTH Premier Line Canadian Pacific Boxcar Set (the one with all the LED's) and hooked it up to the 2 MTH locos as I was still waiting to receive the Premier Line CP Holiday Train Locomotive. Yes, the track power was turned off.
One of the Boxcars shorted out when I re-applied track power. After this, my PS3 locos wouldn't work. I deleted them from the DCS controller, reset everyting, cleaned the track etc.. and I still can't get the controller to recognize them. As a matter of fact, when I put the 2 locos back on the track (and on a test track) they won't even light up anymore.
My mainline track is fine (as is the test track), I have two other PS3 locos that run fine on the mainline so I've ruled that out. I'm more concerned about the 2 non-responsive locomotives.
I'm new to PS3, are their fuses onboard? Is it possible that when the boxcar shorted out, it fried the 2 locos? I run an MTH z4000 so I'd think that would be impossible but who knows.
Any advice/input is greatly appreciated.