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Just received the 3 new UP SD70ACe and noticed that if the engines are left idling for 90 seconds they go into a sleep mode.  The headlight goes out (but not the number boards or cab light) and the engine sounds turn off.  If most any button on the remote is pressed the headlight comes on and the engine goes through its start up sequence.  Same thing happens if the engines are operated with the app or the Universal Remote.  On the UR, however, only the engine that had been selected as the active one goes to sleep.  The other ones that are idling on the track do not sleep until their engine selection button is pressed and 90 seconds elapsed.  The last run of the SD70ACe did not do this, nor any other of my Legacy engines except the American Flyer ES44AC.  Those engines from awhile ago are also Legacy equipt and go to sleep like these new O scale engines.  Any one know how to override this "feature" other than pressing a button every 90 seconds for idling engines?

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This is to mimic the real-life auto idle shutdown sequence. We had this feature in some of the early Vision diesels like the evolution hybrid and the genset. After sitting for awhile, the prime mover will shut down. Part of the emissions standards. We wanted this reflected in our modern engines.

No way to disable it.

Hey Dave,

Thanks your attention.

I am having the opposite issue with my BNSF ES 44AC  sku# 2033520 I purchased in the last year.

The engine intermittently starts up on its own without a command. It goes through an extended start up sequence with bells and engine sounds, then starts with smoke unit on. It is a very aggravating glitch to have during an operating session.

The issue seems to occur often after commanding it and shutting it down with the MTH DCS handheld remote. The problem temporarily disappears well using the CAB 1 remote. I have attempted a factory reset, with no positive results. I have never had this issue with any other Legacy Engine. I understand these new models use a revised RCMC

your support on this is greatly appreciated

Ben

@Dave Olson posted:

This is to mimic the real-life auto idle shutdown sequence. We had this feature in some of the early Vision diesels like the evolution hybrid and the genset. After sitting for awhile, the prime mover will shut down. Part of the emissions standards. We wanted this reflected in our modern engines.

No way to disable it.

Hey Dave,

Thanks your attention.

I am having the opposite issue with my BNSF ES 44AC  sku# 2033520 I purchased in the last year.

The engine intermittently starts up on its own without a command. It goes through an extended start up sequence with bells and engine sounds, then starts with smoke unit on. It is a very aggravating glitch to have during an operating session.

The issue seems to occur often after commanding it and shutting it down with the MTH DCS handheld remote. The problem temporarily disappears well using the CAB 1 remote. I have attempted a factory reset, with no positive results. I have never had this issue with any other Legacy Engine. I understand these new models use a revised RCMC

your support on this is greatly appreciated

Ben

@Dave Olson posted:

Are you sure no one is hijacking it with a BLE controller? you could always turn the BLE switch to off to make sure.

Does it not happen at all with a CAB1?

Thanks for your quick response Dave.

Always run it with the blue tooth switch off. I also lash it up with my BNSF 6411 ES44 which came from the previous catalog (that is blue toothed equipped as well) That locomotive does not suffer from this false start issue

So far, this false start problem seems to occur exclusively with my MTH DCS handheld. I have not seen this problem while using my CAB-1 remote which I rarely use.

regards

Ben

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