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Lionel polar express engine won't run

The cars and tender work, but the engine won't move or light up? Could it be a fuse?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Lionel Polar Express Berkshire Locomotive will only go in reverse

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
good luck

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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My son just got this train and we are having the same problem. Taking the last car off solved the problem for us. I think it has something to do with accessories and the transformer voltage output (See page 14 and 15 of the instructions).

I have still not determined why it won't run with the final car but am assuming it has something to do with the lights on the cars pulling too many amps and not enough left to run the train. I will let you know if I find a solution. If anyone else knows how to solve the issue, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Posted on Dec 25, 2010

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SOURCE: lionel polar express train is stopping on the track, then becomes disabled

Replace all the batteries, then keep the remote close to the
train. if it's too far away, it will shut down.

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