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Zephyr

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track connection problems..
« on: July 23, 2021, 08:30:03 pm »
Hello, we've set up our "Philadelphia Flyer" O-gauge loop and run the train around for a few days, but now the train gets half way around and then quits. We've bent all the center connectors to tighten that connection, and we cleaned the center track with 1200 grit sandpaper and wiped it with TP. But the train still wont run all the way around. Any suggestions? Thanks, Zephyr (age 10 1/2)

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Re: track connection problems..
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 08:39:06 am »
Zephyr
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!
Sorry to hear about your connectivity problem.  If you have access to a multi meter, check each piece of track to see where your power loss is. You might need to add another feed to that area.
 STOP USING Sand Paper on your track. IF you must, use heavy aluminum foil to rub the rail surface.
Clean your track, pins and recepticals with alcohol, smoke fluid, etc on a rag or paper towels. while you're at it, clean your pickup's & wheels on your locomotive.
That should bring you full circle, listening to the clickety clack as your train goes roundy round.
Happy Rails!
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Re: track connection problems..
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2021, 01:03:12 am »
Thanks so much Dave! Very encouraging! We will take your advice and let you know how it turns out. Cheers, Ingmar and Zephyr

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Re: track connection problems..
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2021, 08:39:34 am »
Zephyr, how did it turn out?

 

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