ApproachMedium wrote:Why didn't you get one that's just the dcc ready model?MTH doesn't produce a full-functioned DCC variant of this model. The only model produced is full-functioned in DCS, read-only in DCC (except addresses, which you can change) and can operate on DC in a somewhat limited fashion.
superior1980, I would guess that either your DCC system isn't cooperating with the locomotive, or you just flat out got a "lemon" of an engine. See if you can run it on another layout, and if the problems persist, consider contacting MTH about the issues. Lots of model locomotives produced these days have very little electrical simplicity (as compared to a standard Athearn unit of twenty years ago) and it's your right and responsibility as a consumer to contact the maker of a defective product to get it corrected.
Also, I got some photos of my Joe the other day: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidfulla ... 367265495/
That old car might be worth money!