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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Lionel train power issue
Answer a number of questions:
Is the tranformer power adequate for the train and is it a working tranformer?
Will the train run by connecting the wires directly to the two points of the train (wheels and center rail connector)?
Are the tracks new?
Is the lockon new?
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
SOURCE: I have a Lionel War
From the impact of the train when it hit the ground, it has probably damaged the sound system beyond repair. There are multiple problems that could've occurred, such as the wires breaking/loosening, or the sound box could have broken. There isn't a realistic way to fix this, really.
Even though it may not have been your fault, you should try to prevent things like this from happening in the future.
As to the 042 switches, this is likely the same problem. You can order replacement switches online to test them and make sure for relatively cheap, however.
There is hope for you, however. Go to the link below to go to Lionel's customer service page. There, you can find replacement parts and service stations that can replace/repair your train for you, for a small price compared to the value of the train itself. Good luck getting it fixed!
Posted on May 03, 2011
Sounds like the "variable resistor" that allows for a variable speed is either defective, or has become corroded on it's switch contacts. You might get lucky with some electrical contact cleaner spray and spraying it in or around the variable speed switch. Otherwise, I'd just invest in a new transformer.
Posted on Dec 16, 2011
Replace all the batteries, then keep the remote close to the
train. if it's too far away, it will shut down.
Posted on Mar 02, 2013
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