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I am contemplating purchasing an additional MTH F-3 A-B-A set and see that the dummy A unit has operating cab, headlight, and marker lights. Do these lights come on every time the engine is on powered track or can they be turned off? Might seem a bit odd for them to light in the yard while Im running a different train. I have purchased several of these but have not opened them yet and am considering getting the rest of the set. speperak

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The specific A unit I am referrring to is 20-21583-4. It is a recent Baltimore and Ohio F-3 non-powered A unit. The description says that it has cab lights, marker lights etc. I was just asking if these lights are always on when the engine is on powered track. Or, can they be turned off somehow? thanks for any and all replys. speperak

If the picture on the MTH site is accurate, it's a slave unit to be connected to a powered unit.  One would presume the lights would be controlled.  The arrow indicates the connector to the lead unit.

OTOH, I don't know if this picture is accurate, so I can't say what how the light would function.  Best bet is to find a dealer that is willing to give you accurate details.

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We’ll ask @JR Junction Train & Hobby to check it out when he’s open…

He’s got a set waiting for you

thanks!

- Mario

We heard from Phil… he said the headlight controls are included on the switch matrix on the rear of the unit, and that the unit automatically turns off the headlight in the opposite direction when movement is detected.

Hope this helps!

- Mario

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