LSC member @Rich_Niemeyer graciously offered us his collection of Train Engineer components for the cost of shipping, advising us in advance that at least one set was functional. In fact, we are very close to having two functional sets!
Kid-zilla and I located the manual “Train Engineer Walk-Around Control System” using this thing “Google” that @PeterT reminds me can, in fact, be quite helpful! We successfully paired one set, but had an issue with the receiver, ART-5471, with the second. We opened it and compared it to the working one and quickly found the power chord had broken free.
After soldering it, we verified the receiver powered up; however, the code set LED (visible in the instructions) never lit when we pressed the button. We did not see any obvious damage to the circuit board or any of the components on the other side.
Has anybody ever repaired one of these receivers? Is it worth trying, or should I avail myself of the receiver on e-Bay? The walk-around feature is pretty cool, and it will enable us to actually operate the Triple O. I’d love to someday convert some of our locos to R/C, but this is a pretty cost-efficient interim solution.
Thanks in Advance!