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Peg Perego Thomas Train Track Rider

I have purchased the Thomas Track Rider 2nd hand.
When I press any of the two red buttons on the Thomas train, I only hear a train whisle and train music, but the Thomas train does not move.
It is fully charged. But no movement.

Can anyone please help me with guideance on fixing this problem?

Thank you and Happy Holidays i have just purchases the thomea ride on second hand i have the music but nothing is happening when pressing the right button it did not come with instructions

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    I purchased the product used. It does not move, just the sound comes on when i press the bottons. How can I fix it?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    Please let me know once you get the circut board . I will need assistance on how to replace it.

  • rachbeckthom Apr 09, 2009

    I had the same problem i purchased new battery and it works perfectly we had to charge the battery for 24 hours

  • jaimelynn101 May 02, 2009

    i also purchased it second hand and the same problem, sound but no movement and when i press the red switch it sounds like it is shorting out?

  • bbe45
    bbe45 Aug 05, 2012

    did replacing the circuit board fix your train...mine is doing the same thing right now

  • karen
    karen Nov 07, 2013

    Guest I purchased the product used. It does not move, just the sound comes on when i press the bottons. How can I fix it?

  • Kayleigh Morrison
    Kayleigh Morrison Nov 11, 2013

    Hi I just wondered if you could tell me where I could buy a thomas ride on for new. Any help would be great. X

  • Kayleigh Morrison
    Kayleigh Morrison Nov 11, 2013

    Hi could you tell me where I can purchase this thomas ride on please x

  • Zona Keyes
    Zona Keyes Nov 23, 2013

    I cannot find where to place an order for the thomas the train circuit board. Someone said, but I cannot find it when I tried to order. Please advise. I appreciate your information!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Need instructions to build train track


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I cannot promise that this is the problem, but this is where mine was broken, and you may be able to fix yours this way.

I was able to remove the plastic around the tender and access the motor. Using alligator clips, I was able to connect the battery directly to the motor, bypassing the circuit board. The motor functioned, therefore the only component that seemed to be defective was the circuit board, located behind the speaker in the engine unit.

As far as I know, the only place to buy a replacement circuit board is from Search for part number MEVA0024. Cost is around $15 + shipping (around $6 or so).

I should be receiving this part by the end of the week and will report if it fixed the problem.

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Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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  • VentureForth Mar 31, 2009

    Stop the press! Before ordering a new circuit board, you may want to troubleshoot the following first:

    1) Ensure that the battery and charger are both good. If after a full day on the charger it doesn't have a 6V reading with a multimeter, then consider purchasing a new battery from the supplier in the above Solution.

    2) Remember that to operate the train, you have to press AND HOLD the right-hand red button. Releasing the button stops the train.

    Good luck!

  • VentureForth Apr 09, 2009

    To replace the circuit board is rather simple. You need to just remove the speaker, held in with one screw, where the "boiler" is on the lead Thomas unit (in the Cab).

    The speaker will slide out with the circuit breaker attached to the slide. Gently bend back the plastic and the circuit board will pop out.

    Carefully remove the connectors and reattach to new circuit board (they are color coded, so it's pretty easy).

    Fit the circuit board back into the plastic holder and slide back into its slot in the Thomas unit.

    Remember, a good battery and charger is a must, so put your battery on the charger while you wait for the part. And when you go to run the train, remember to press the button down and hold it. :)

    Good luck!!

  • BrianTheMole Dec 24, 2010

    Hi everyone. I had been given a hand me down from my sister and I have been having the same problem. I did exactly what VentureForth (the above comment) said to do reference by passing the circuit board. Once I knew my motor was ok, I ordered a new circuit board. The site is actually I was able to install no problem and now my thomas works like new and is ready for Christmas morning!

  • karina
    karina Dec 15, 2013

    the tiger place doesnt sale the circuit board anymore. Anyone knows where can i find one?


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Ok I have a train the light and sound work, but the train does not move. Used alligator clips from battery direct to motor, then the motor runs. Just ordered a circuit, will post when receive circuit with sound 15.00.

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  • axis12 Jan 29, 2010

    follow up on my comment: ok ordered circuit board from tiger, thanks for the source. Train now runs!


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We had the same problem with a second hand train and when we were putting it together on Christmas Eve we got really stressed in case our son thought Santa brought him dud goods!!!! I even got up at half past three in the morning after leaving it on the charge all evening and it still wouldn't move, only the sound was working. But buy sheer accident I found the problem..... you have to keep your hand on the red button til it moves, as soon as you press the button the light and horn comes on but there is a delay of maybe 10-15 seconds before the train actually moves.

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  • Shelley Gupta Dec 02, 2011

    Thank you for your post. This was exactly my problem. I was getting worried that I would have to start taking measures such as buying a new battery or circuit board, but after reading your post, I wait longer and it worked. Thank you for taking the time to post this. You saved me alot of time and money :)


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I just purchased the Thomas train last Saturday, and had the same problem. I took the battery into a Battery Shop, and they said that it only had 1.6 volts (even though it said it was charged).

I bought a new battery, and it works great! (too bad my son is now afraid of it) :-)

Good Luck. I hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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Mine (a second hand ride on ) does the job, left and right buttons BUT the engine sound will not stop, its like its stuck on a loop, A bad sound board ?
found one here ...

Thoughts ?

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Our Thomas does the same thing, you press the button and after a few seconds when the engine should start to move, there is a "click" and the thing goes dead. It usually gets into the bad mode after the battery got charged. The Thomas will stay dead for some minutes and then you can try again. You can speed this up by disconnecting the battery for about 15 seconds and then you can try again.
I was close to also getting the new circuit board, but I think in our Thomas this is caused by an intermittent connection in the connector from the battery to the Thomas. I'm talking of the big connector you have to undo when you also charge the Thomas. The connection is bad and lets just enough current through for the music or whistle, but not enough to make the motor go. You might be able to verify this by making it play the music and carefully wiggling on the connector. If it stops playing when you wiggle around the connector you might have the same problem.
You can now try to clean the contacts of the connector using a thin piece of sand paper you slide between the contacts. If this does not do it try to move the connector around and try again.... and again....

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    Esther Garcia Mauricio Jul 19, 2016

    I have the same problem except with mine there's that "click" and Thomas won't move. I've lwft the battery charging for 24 hours as manual suggested but still get nothing but the music and the light turning on. Frustrating when I have a 3 year old that wished it worked.


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What kind of battery and charger does Thomas the train ride on take?

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I have Thomas Train Track Rider, lost the manuel on how to build the figure 8 track, can anyone help?

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Actually, it is and the circuit board is $15 and the batter is $29.  This should solve the problem and is worth the minimal cost as my son loves it.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Peg Perego Thomas Train Track Rider


Have you tried keep pressing the right hand button down. When you press the button down and hold the press, then the sounds are finished, the trains starts driving. When you release the button the train stops at once.

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