I realize that I am a noob in this game, but I have researched as much as I could and I have run multiple runs with 4 engines (two in front two in rear). They show up in various scenarios. Setup consists of making sure each pair of engines is set up correctly. I won't bother you with details because the internet is full of good tutorials. The reason I know I'm setting this up correctly is because MOST of the time everything works fine.. however, it seems like occasionally the distributed power does not work, even though I can see (through the #3 view) the rear engine putting its throttle at the same position as me, sometimes it just doesn't work.. I just can't make it up the hill.. No way to see what each engine is doing because they all SOUND fine.. I save and reload, turn off, then on the radio COMM.. do this a few times.. then suddenly I get a burst of power.. I was recently doing one of the time table scenarios driving up the Sand Patch in the winter.. got past Hyndaman (where the slope goes to 1.5%) and I stalled.. could not do anything.. looked at the rear engine and it was putting the same throttle as me.. re-loaded the game .. again.. and again.. then at one point I think I toggled the Bank COMM off then on.. and suddenly I was FLYING up the mountain! at 40 mph!!! when before I could not even get there .. I just stalled.. SO I ended up finishing the job after several tries. My point is that I did nothing different setup the same way, but after enough re-tries suddenly it works. Something isn't right here... I should be able to go through the setup for 4 engines.. once and for all... and it should just work.. or there should be some indication why it does not work.. Sorry for the rant but this is very frustrating. I've set up everything correctly. I know this because, as I said, suddenly after clicking a few buttons on and off, I can get up the hill without issues. Same conditions as before. I just wish there was a better way to know if I have everything set up correctly other than having to go to #3 view.. again...look at the rear engine.. watch if it responds.. but if it does.. still doesn't work.. click a few buttons on and off.. suddenly it works fine. Tonight it was such a difference.. stalling out on the climb of 1.5% just out of Hyndamn.. then.. reloading the game.. not changing anything.. just toggling a few buttons.. and wala!! suddenly I have NO PROBLEM climbing the hill. Don't get me wrong I still LOVE this game.. it is so nice to see the scenery driving up the mountain in the winter. The sound of the diesel engines... just awesome.. but man it is frustrating when trying to set up my engines correctly.. Ok I'm done ranting.. Not sure why or what I expect to happen. Just.. man..