No info on MTH 5400 on their website. Are you sure it's
a) an MTH product;
b) powered by alternating current?
AFAIK, MTH engines run on direct current. So you would need a power pack
(a transformer and rectifier in one package), not a transformer.
On 12 Apr 2007 12:49:41 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Is the loco equipped with Proto-Sound? You should get two "clanks" when you
power it up if it is. If so, there is a bug in the original Proto-Sound
electronics that can cause the chip to become scrambled if you try to
operate the train with a dead battery. You may get three "clanks" when you
power up the train in this case. If that is the case, the train won't work
again until the chip is reprogrammed, either at an MTH service center or
with the reprogramming kit #50-1023 (the reprogramming chip in the kit is
Actually there are two problems. 95-96 models had a software bug in the
chip. It causes the same problems, the train appears to be stuck in
neutral, but has actually been deselected by the electronics and will not
respond to throttle operations. In that case, the chip needs to be replaced
(MTH is supposed to offer it free) and then it needs to be reprogrammed.
And of course the battery needs to be replaced in both cases.
I just had this happen with a 20-2125LP C&O AA set. The upside is that I
have an MTH service center within 10 miles that I never knew was there
(it's my first MTH train). A whole new train shop to browse, and it's the
best one I've seen in my area. The place right down the road from me is
like a bad rummage sale. This new place is quite tidy and professional.
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