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Front 4 wheels won't stay on track on Lionel wizard of oz engine

Front 4wheels will not stay on track

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It sounds as though you may have two defective transformers. Lionel has reported problems with some of their smaller transformers. I would have the transformers and the engines checked by a Lionel service station or contact their customer service department for help.

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