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What is the voltage on new bright trains

Repairing or replacing the motor on the locomotive. I need the electric motor voltage for testing. Thx

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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!!!

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Is the train new and if not, has it ever gone forward in the time you've had it? Also have you tried putting the train on the tracks facing the other way - what happens?

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Yes, additional track is available from several places, such as Hobbylinc.com, and TowerHobbies.com. At this time, just after Christmas, they are out of stock, however. Walthers.com has them in stock (1-4-2011). You can find extra track on sale on eBay, as well. Be sure to get the track with the brass covers, as New Bright sells battery powered trains that use bare plastic track, which will not work with the 384. A Google search will turn up more sources.

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First, especially if the track is old or been in storage a while, the track may have a thin film of dirt, oil, or rust that is insulating the wheels from picking up the power they need from the track. Try cleaning the track with a mild soap but BE SURE TO DRY IT COMPLETELY before reattaching the power. Also, clean the wheels but use a cotton swab and very little water. One drop inside the motor might destroy it from the inside. You can also try a special track cleaning solution sold at your local hobby shop that has HO model train sets. That will work better, especially on lightly rusted parts. Also, make sure all the track connections are tight and free from contaminants.

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