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Lionel locomotive 442 only going in reverse

The locomotive from the holloween train series is suddenly only working in reverse.

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No doubt the transistor in the motor controller inside the engine is shorted TIP31C Q6 If you have the skills you can repair the unit. Parts are cheap, like 50 cents. Expense is shipping. Have repaired at least one that had the probblem you describe
good luck

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