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I assigned Engine ID#76 to the engine originally.  Than a few hours later, it would not recognize that number.  Just tried again to change the engine ID on my new Dockside (2032030) (Bethlehem Steel) and it will not change. It is locked in engine ID#51. (I turned on LCS on my iPad and it showed ID#51 which is assigned to my Trackmobile.)   I've used the standard ID change procedure and the the new one in the manual, no luck. It is 'stuck' on ID#51.  Is there anything I can do to change it, or do I have to send to Lionel for warranty service.     Thanks.

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Ed,

    I do not have any Lionchief, Lioncheif+, or Lionchief+2.0 equipment so I am guessing here. I do have a couple Legacy engines that also run on Bluetooth using the LCS apt. From what I can tell changing the engine ID number only effects running the engines in Legacy or TMCC. When you use the apt the engine is identified in the apt so if the engine’s cab # is 151 the apt recognizes the engine as 151 not 51 or 15 which you may of used when setting up the engine in Legacy/TMCC.

    Please do not take this as fact it is just the way I understand the systems. Good luck with your new engine.

JohnB

JohnB, thanks for your comment.  I'll explore that angle, however, the engine's Cab # is "76."  What I remember happening is while it was running fine with assigned ID# 76, when I opened my LCS app to run it, the roster showed  #51  assigned to my trackmobile.  That  is when it would no longer respond to 76 but when I reassigned the Dockside to "51", viola, it woke up. What is puzzling is why it will not permit a reprogramming to a different ID.  Well.  as Ted said...go with it.  I do know some folks  have multiple engines with the same ID (Eric of Ericstrains mentioned he does).  I've not run it in BlueTooth mode...that's next...should be interesting.

Ed,

    What command system are you using to change the engine’s ID # TMCC Cab 1 or Legacy Cab 2? Changing iD #s is basically the same for both, Put the Program/Run switch in program, enter the ID# 76 in your case, press the set button and you will hear the whistle blow if done correctly. When running you engine using TMCC or Legacy the engine will respond to ID# 76.

     When you use the LCS apt you are using Bluetooth. The engine should show as #76 Bethlehem Steel 0-6-0T. If you did assign the legacy ID as say engine # 7 and if you have Legacy or TMCC active the LCS system will operate the engine as #76 and the LCS Bluetooth apt will override the Legacy or TMCC system. When you mentioned engine # 51 I thought that maybe one of the other 0-6-0T engines that was cataloged was that number but the closest one was # 15 which was a BEDT switcher.

    Again good luck with your engine.

JohnB

@ToledoEd posted:

Johns, B and Gunrunner, thank you.  I was so used to running in Legacy mode and the few TMCC engines I have I programmed years ago and forgot.  Once I set the mode TMCC it reprogrammed to #76.  Lesson relearned. Thanks again.  It's a sweet little runner....

Ed,,

    Good news congratulations and continued luck with your engine.

JohnB

Gents, I changed it to RS100. It ran OK.  Then I shut it down...but after a few minutes I noticed smoke was still wafting out. I looked down the stack and sure enough the element was red hot.  I shut off smoke via the switch...still glows.   I can't imagine there is some system setting that would tell it to keep that element hot even with the switch off.   It seems to me if it's still on even with the switch in the off position there is nothing I can do and it's back to Lionel.  Is that your advice as well? Thanks.  I think this engine hates me.

@ToledoEd posted:

Gents, I changed it to RS100. It ran OK.  Then I shut it down...but after a few minutes I noticed smoke was still wafting out. I looked down the stack and sure enough the element was red hot.  I shut off smoke via the switch...still glows.   I can't imagine there is some system setting that would tell it to keep that element hot even with the switch off.   It seems to me if it's still on even with the switch in the off position there is nothing I can do and it's back to Lionel.  Is that your advice as well? Thanks.  I think this engine hates me.

Weird I had a old conventional one that did that. It smoked GREAT for 5 minutes I saw red down the stack and shut it off and never to bee seen from again. Bummer this one didn’t shut off. Obviously no thermistors in these smoke units 😜

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