KB656: DT300 -Stealing an Address That is In Use by Another Throttle

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Stealing an Address that is in use by another throttle
If you try to select a loco address that is already selected on another throttle the DT300 will display “Steal?=Y” in the text area. This is a safety interlock to prevent operators from taking control of locos that are already selected on other throttles. Occasionally it is necessary to override this interlock to gain control of a loco that is “lost” for whatever reason. This override is called stealing and can result in having a single loco address selected on two different throttles at the same time.

To Steal An Address With The DT300:

1. Press the SEL key to enter selection mode.

2. Dial up the address of the loco you want to steal and press the SEL key again.

3. The DT300 will display “Steal?=Y” in the text area if the loco can be stolen.

4. Press Y/+ key if you want to steal.

5. Press N/- key (or any other key) if you do not want to steal. Once a throttle has “stolen” a loco address, the slot following mode becomes active and both throttles will update speed and direction information for the loco address. This can result in strange locomotive behavior especially if one throttle is trying to to stop the loco and the other is trying to speed it up at the same time. When you have gained control of the stolen loco and are finished running it, release it from your throttle.

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