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Kato N scale engine wont run...??? new train set

The power to the track seems to be good the caboose light goes on, but the engine does not move when putting it into forward or reverse, is there a wheel lock or on of switch ect?????

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SOURCE: bachmann overland locomotive has trouble staying on tracks

hit it with a bigger hammer!

Posted on Feb 19, 2009


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SOURCE: New Bright Model #183 - how do I make the train

This train set is very particular and getting it to work each Christmas is a family tradition in frustration. First you must make sure that all the pieces of track are connected properly and that the track is perfectly symmetrical and flat. We double-check the battery positions every year and find one in wrong. There are + and - signs, but they're hard to see; use a flashlight. There is a black toggle switch below and behind the red stack that toggles forward (to make the train go forward) and backwards (reverse); straight out perpendicular to the train is the "stop" position. Also, you have to start at a stop/switch station. One other note: behind the red stack, there is a smaller black stack. If you turn this, you can make smoke come out of the stack. I think I remember someone suggesting a drop of cooking oil. Hope this helps!!! Hope you get it set up for Christmas!!!

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Good evening! We have a KATO P42 Superliner N

Here are the only manuals I can find for you.

http://www.digitrax.com/ftp/dn163k0a.pdf

http://www.modelrectifier.com/resources/trainsound/0001664.pdf

You can also contact MRC at link below.

http://www.modelrectifier.com/contactus/index.asp

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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