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Lionel 027 Right-Hand Manual Switch - I am trying to add both a right hand and left hand manual switch to a track layout but am unable to connect the "switch" piece to the track because there is no room for the pins to into the "switch". Any suggestions?

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My son broke his off as well. We had just added the outer loop expansion pack and it was broken within 10 minutes. I found the replacement part on the Lionel website after much difficulty. I plan to buy a replacement to use one day when we have a more permanent track layout. I removed the flag from the other switch for safe keeping while he continues to play with it on the carpet. This is very poor design by Lionel. I think they should include a replacement part with the switch, or at least provide instructions in the manual for ordering a new part. I have wasted several hours today instead of enjoying the train with my son.

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Are the trucks on the cars metal or plastic? This appears to be shielding problem on the solenoid. What is the voltage on the system? Put a regular magnet near the switch and see if it stops

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It sounds as though you may have two defective transformers. Lionel has reported problems with some of their smaller transformers. I would have the transformers and the engines checked by a Lionel service station or contact their customer service department for help.

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You must use an insulation pin on the 2 inside rails. These are the 2 rails extending from the frog.

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My son broke his off as well. We had just added the outer loop expansion pack and it was broken within 10 minutes. I found the replacement part on the Lionel website after much difficulty. I plan to buy a replacement to use one day when we have a more permanent track layout. I removed the flag from the other switch for safe keeping while he continues to play with it on the carpet. This is very poor design by Lionel. I think they should include a replacement part with the switch, or at least provide instructions in the manual for ordering a new part. I have wasted several hours today instead of enjoying the train with my son.

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Whenever a piece of rolling stock sits on any portion of the switch track, the solenoid begins to vibrate. This happens with all 6 of my Lionel 027 switches. How can this be stopped? I sometimes have to...


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