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Train set 6-30188. Has not made any smoke, right out of the box.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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 2-8-4 Locomotive stops at
This is a common problem with FasTrack Remotes and Manual switches. It is relative to where the center roller pickup is in relation to the wheels (common connection to outter track rails). Solution is to put electrical tape on the outter rail that forms a V between the turn in and the straight away. This elliminates about 1.5" of track discontinuity. It also eliminates wheel sparking that pits the surface of the outter rail. Wish I had a better solution short of taking the switch apart and doing some rewiring.
Posted on Sep 04, 2011
Sparky's is a common nickname & one
of the joys of our track powered trains.
Clean your wheels and track, it will help
lessen the sparking. Also make sure
your track is level without gaps
between the track sections.
hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 23, 2013
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