I got the automatic control working using the 5 feedback track example provided in the manual.
Initially I did all testing with my V36 Marklin 37365 loco. Evenutually I got it working, then added a small wagon as well, results are the same.
Now when I try my v280 from 26541 set (Bamberger) the loco completes the first route and arrives at the station and pauses for 5 seconds. Upon starting the second route, the loco continues forward and not in reverse.
Any clues on how to fix this?