These center cab transfer locomotives were made only in 2012. I have the EJ&E paint scheme. (I love it) I run my layout with 2 ZW's. I also have a Lionel 30 watt transformer with both bell and whistle buttons. (part no. 6-14275) I only operate in convention mode.
At first my engine only operated in reverse, sounds are fine and horn is fine. I disconnected my ZW in replaced it with the much more modern Lionel 30 watt transformer. I now have bell sounds.
Consulting the owners manual to unlock reverse (whistle bell bell bell) I pressed the buttons at a slow speed, just under 10 volts (checking with my VOM) I finally got it to run forward. I ran it a little while, but when I stopped it and restarted it would only go in reverse again.
Note, this is my first PS3 locomotive. I have a couple of PS2 ones that work just fine. Not using those until I install super capacitors. I need help getting this PS3 to go through the normal forward neutral reverse cycle. Any tips or help greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.