Question about Lionel A Christmas Story Gauge Train Set Nip
Bell and whistle work but loco shuts off if dial is turned forward or back
Replace all batteries in locomotive & remote.
You do need to be fairly close to the set with the
remote for it to work.
Posted on Mar 02, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
Hope you got the set working. If not, look underneath the locomotive near the rear (under the "cabin"). There are two switches, one on either side. One says "Smoke", the other says "Reverse". If the "Reverse" switch was set to "Off" when the locomotive was in Neutral, it will stay in neutral even when the power is cycled or the "Direction" button is pressed on the power supply. Even in Neutral, all the lights will work and I believe the smoke element will heat up but won't puff. Whatever setting the "Reverse" switch is on, try changing it to se if that works. Hope this helps...
Posted on Jan 18, 2011
SOURCE: My cw-80 Lionel transformer has
The CW-80 is not suited for electronic sound systems. The output is non-sinusoidal. When electronic sounds are generated for some locos, the sound will be garbled. Use another power source. The Z1000 MTH power source or similar is recommended as are many other older Lionel standard power xfmrs. For the sound stay on problem with switch off, try putting a fixed load on the tracks ie: An accessory of some kind (lights etc). Usually a fixed electrical load will fix this problem. Overall, I would recommend changing out the power source and save yourself a lot of headache..
Posted on Sep 05, 2011
SOURCE: I have a problem with
Had trouble with 072 switchs. Something is causing half the switch to loose track power. Most of the time it is the wide place on the switch. Had two of mind on both ends of the hot rail hookup do the same thing. What I did was have hot rail hookup in five or six different places. No problem now. Also have problems with derails at switch when going through ir backwards. Lional should in stall a small spring at the switch point to help hold it against the rail. No recommended but I took a punch and flatten the rail so it would push more on the switch point. OK so far. Hard to remove switchs when all your Fastrack is screw down.
Posted on Dec 17, 2012
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