I have an atlantic engine 6-18095 I cannot set its ID for TMCC operation because it is stuck in forward and as soon as you increase the throttle on the transformer it takes off. I have tried to reset/reprogram the R2LC but can't because the engine moves forward. How do I fix my problem?? any thoughts?
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Is the antenna shorted to ground? Do you have a multi-meter?
ERR used to sell radio boards.
Is the headlight flickering?
If so, your Atlantic Isn't receiving a good radio signal, either coming out of your command base, travelling through the tracks, or because your command base isn't grounded properly to the outlet it's plugged into.
Try hovering your hand over it while you're trying to program it. This may increase the signal sufficiently to get it to work temporarily. If it's presently flickering look for the headlight to stop when you do this.
Check the handrails to see if they are touching the engine shell. There could be a rubber stanchion that came out or broken causing the handrail to be grounded to the shell.
Early upgrade kits, (all metal locomotives), used the tender shell as the antenna. The shell had to be isolated from the tender base to do this. Done with plastic grommets, plastic screws, and good electrical tape.