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Lionel Thomas remote chuff off switch does not work

I returned two Lionel Thomas Remote O gauge train sets because they did not respond to commands. I am keeping the third replacement because it at least goes forward and reverse. The chuff off switch does not work. I also found the worm gear had no grease. The grease was on the chassis. They aimed the grease squirt wrong. I suggest you only buy from a dealer that tests it in front of you before you take it out of the store.

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SOURCE: lionel train won't reverse

there should be a switch under or in the cab section that turns off/on the reverse function.

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SOURCE: The train is not responding to the remote.

I had a similar problem with my 11000 Holiday Tradition Express. I cleaned the track with an eraser (pencil-type) and then used a soft cloth to clean any possible residue. After doing this twice, my train is now running.

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There is no on/off switch. Remote will give no indication of working. Try putting engine and coal car only and try. I have had this train set for two years and the remote tends to work whenever it wants.

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The wires will have pulled off the circuit board inside.

Remove screws (force a hex driver in there) and solder wire back on.

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