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Hi Michael  :wave:



Good to see your No.42 'Ward' Athearn SW conversion.  :thumb:

I have seen the photos Posted in several other Threads, but not here ?  ???



Was the M.R.C. 'Loco Genie' you used in your Mogul conversion, the 'Light Steam' version ?  L:


Also, I know you had a 'Bachmann' DCC controller/programmer (I think) ...  :brill:

... can you 'program' sounds & functions etc. on the 'Loco Genie', like a regular DCC decoder ? 



:java: :moose: :dt:



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Si.

MRC has a diesel sound 'Loco Genie',
with prime movers: EMD 567, 645, 645E, 710, ALCO 244 & 539T.

You can do some very basic programming from the hand controller.


You can program the 'Loco Genie':

https://www.modelrectifier.com/v/vspfiles/resources/dcc/021700%20Loco%20Genie-Diesel.pdf

Not sure if you can program from Bachmann's EZ Command. 
I have one... just not sure where.


I frosted the windows and installed some figures,
to try and hide all the goodies crammed into the cab.

Looking at getting an Athearn S12 for my next 1:35n2 conversion. 
With the high hood, I should be able to get the 'Loco Genie' in under the hood.




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Hi Michael  :wave:


Can't find the other photos of your NEW loco No.42 now ?  ???


Except this nice one ...





Your take on 'semi-outdoor' railroadin' is a great inspiration for R.C. trains !  :thumb:


:java::mex: :dt:


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I ran into a problem with the Loco Genie,
and was hoping someone here might have an answer.

I was trying to program a higher start voltage,
and now the unit only runs in reverse with no lights, horn or bell.


I can't figure out how to get it back to the default settings.

Any suggestions out there?




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Sent off an email to MRC support,
and received an answer back the next day. 

Impressive response time.  :2t:


Their reply was:

"Press the X4 and headlight buttons, once, at the same time while in Program Mode.
If this does not work you can also use a DCC system to program CV 125 to a value of 1."


Well, that worked kind of. 
Now I'm not getting any response from the loco at all. 

Now what?




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I emailed MRC support again and this is what I received:


"If you can get access to a DCC system,
then next step would be to perform the factory reset,
by programming CV 125 to a value of 1.

If that doesn't restore the decoder then it may need to be replaced.
Unfortunately the Loco Genie Diesel has been discontinued.
We no longer have them in stock."


I don't have access to a DCC system. 
Not sure where to go from here.


Disappointed that MRC has discontinued the diesel version.




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In a desperate attempt to breathe life back into this Loco Genie,
I did a couple of re-binds (3 or 4...didn't really keep track). 


Well, that seems to have cleared up the problem,
and all functions are now working.

Don't think I'll hazard another attempt at trying to adjust the settings.  :brill:




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