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Frank, do a factory reset on the locomotive. You can find info on how to do this on the NCE website. The decoder you have in a blackstone loco should be a soundtraxx unit. There are also instructions on how to determine the decoder mfg if a soundtraxx reset does not work. Once reset you will have to control the love by short address “3”. I think you will be okay.
On Jan 28, 2021, at 5:38 PM, Frank Smelt Jr <frank.smelt@...> wrote:
Being new to the hobby I have couple of questions about some issues I am having. My layout is on the smaller size (4x8) and I recently acquired a “lightly used” Blackstone C-19 number 342 on E-bay.
Issue 1. I have a new NCE 46 DCC Control System. No matter what I do the system cannot find the locomotive. I get the sound but locomotive will not move and functions like whistle, light, etc. do not work.
Issue 2. I also have an older Digitrax DCS 50. This will recognize the locomotive and will operate all functions associated with same. However, the locomotive does not operate smoothly on a consistent basis. It will stop intermediately the start again, also operating in reverse can be challenging. Track seems to be very clean and I make sure I clean it before operating. Wheels on the tender and loco have also been cleaned.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.