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New bright holiday train does not work when set up. It has hobby transformer A380104148 - 120v/ac. It is a 380 S model. Any suggestions of what the problem might be ?

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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  • Keith Dec 01, 2012

    Ok everyone, first thank you for the comments. I did check the fuse in the transformer, all ok. Now to further try and add to my earlier question on the problem.
    I have figured out that there is power to the control panel which comes from the track connection box . Having said that, the tracks themselves are not getting power. If I am right then the circuit board in the track connecting box may be damaged.

    Any help on how to check this function will be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Keith

  • Keith Dec 01, 2012

    Ok everyone, first thank you for the comments. I did check the fuse in the transformer, all ok. Now to further try and add to my earlier question on the problem.
    I have figured out that there is power to the control panel which comes from the track connection box . Having said that, the tracks themselves are not getting power. If I am right then the circuit board in the track connecting box may be damaged.

    Any help on how to check this function will be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Keith

  • Keith Dec 01, 2012

    Thanks again for your help, after checking out all suggestion it came down to dirty contacts on the track clip and the tracks themselves. After cleaning with a fine sand paper and oiling the contacts on the wood tinder that plugs into the engine all work s great.

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