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Not sure it does not seem to get power. It has a Hobby Transformer # A380104148. Not sure how to check if receiving power.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have had the same problem with my polar express, which i just bought recently. Having to send it to the USA from the UK would be very expensive so i decided to open it up myself. The tamper proof screws were a bit of a problem getting into it. I ground down an old screw driver into the triangle shape to undo them. I then replaced them with self taping srews the same size.
The Problem I found was simple, there is an internal (250V, 8Amp) fuse soldered onto the red wire on the secondary winding of the transformer. The red wire going from the transformer to the PCB, the fuse has black heatshrink over it.
There is no room inside the housing of the controller to fit a fuse holder. I fitted a box on the side of it with a panel mount fuse holder. drilled a hole through the housing, fitted longer red wires, so they could go through to the terminations on the back of the fuse holder.
At least now I can change it simply if it blows again.
hope this is of help to you.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
Yes they do. I have the #380-2 Water Tank car (and the other 4 that are available) They run and operate just as the other cars do.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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We were able to locate a Z4000 transformer manual. Found out our problem was a connection problem with the track and not a problem with the transformer. Thanks anyway.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
SOURCE: I have an HO scale
Check the engine motor and second car motor with a digital multimeter for continuity. Make sure the track is connected properly. Also probe the transformer and see if it is sending out power to the track
Posted on Dec 20, 2010
SOURCE: I have two 380 Holiday
Sorry to say but New Bright does have these replacement parts hence you need to try hardware stores to see whether you can get a similar adapter . Check the V and the power it should not be an issue.
Posted on Dec 24, 2010
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