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Author Topic: Will Bachmann EZ-COMMAND DCC run MTH HO PS3 Locomotives  (Read 239 times)
reggfx

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« on: February 08, 2020, 04:34:03 AM »

HUGE QUESTION? #MTHonEZcommandDCC
Has there ever been any issues running a MTH HO Proto Sound3(PS3) on a Bachmann EZ Command DCC controller?

I just purchased a MTH HO (NEW) DASH-9 Locomotive and it WILL NOT MOVE or Power Up even in F3 mode or PressingF3. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

Note For budget reasons I use EZ-COMMAND DCC. My Bachmann EZ-COMMAND DCC is the latest version runs existing other DCC Locomotives with no Issues. Here is a view of my DCC+DC 7x4 Layout:
https://flic.kr/p/2guzzHA

Please Advise... Or Do I send the Locomotive back to MTH?
Have tried all their trouble shooting... and still NOTHING!

Just curious if there are known issues running  Bachmann EZ-COMMAND DCC controller MTH Locomotives
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jonathan


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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 05:25:11 AM »

Reg,

MTH locos, IF YOURS IS NEW, come preprogrammed with two addresses:  3 and 3333. You will not be able to change those addresses without a programmer like JMRI or some more equipped DCC system. Theoretically, you can run MTH on EZ command, but you need an upgraded system to set the loco, or a friend with a system who can do it for you.

MTH locos, when new come with instructions on how to set up the loco to run on other DCC systems. Just sayin’

Regards,

Jonathan
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Len

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 08:00:19 AM »

You might also want to check out the troubleshooting guide on MTH's web site:
https://mthtrains.com/ho-home-page-dcc-troubleshooting

Len
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If at first you don't succeed, throw it in the spare parts box.
reggfx

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 10:23:20 AM »

Have tried all of the above mentioned.
Before even posting on Bachmann forums.
And nothing works. Very surprised because never
had any problems with my other DC and DCC
Locos. Never a problem.

This locomotive is both DC/DCC operating and it doesn't even
power on out of the box for either  DC or preprogrammed
DCC settings.

I came here to the forum because doing research have
Seen posts on Google people having similar problems
With EZ-COMMAND DCC controller system and MTH DCC locomotives. Unfortunately we dont have the budget
to upgrade our DC/DCC system.

Anymore thoughts about EZ-COMMAND DCC Controller
and its compatibility with MTH Locomotives? Huh?

Kind Regards
Reg
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Len

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 11:29:47 AM »

Your best bet would be to contact MTH customer support and ask them.

Len
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reggfx

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 11:46:12 AM »

Agreed...
I am starting feel this brand new MTH is a Dudd
It should work with EZ-COMMAND  even DC mode.
Found an interesting post on a similar issue:

https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,30841.msg227771.html#msg227771

I have a local train hobby shop about 30 Miles away.
I may take it up there and consult with them as well.

This is such a bummer...get a new locomotive at $150+ dollars
and it doesn't work!

Reg
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rich1998

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 11:46:53 AM »

Reading on other forums, MTH is not totally compatible with DCC.  Do a Google search.

Rich
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