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I have two Lionel SC-2s on my layout. One controls two switches which are working fine. The other SC-2 controls 6 switches. The this SC-2 seems to only periodically work. What could be wrong with the SC-2? to receive signal as evidenced by the red light. Command base is putting out signal as seen by its red flickering light when I try to activate the switches. Any body have words of wisdom here?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have had the same problem with my polar express, which i just bought recently. Having to send it to the USA from the UK would be very expensive so i decided to open it up myself. The tamper proof screws were a bit of a problem getting into it. I ground down an old screw driver into the triangle shape to undo them. I then replaced them with self taping srews the same size.
The Problem I found was simple, there is an internal (250V, 8Amp) fuse soldered onto the red wire on the secondary winding of the transformer. The red wire going from the transformer to the PCB, the fuse has black heatshrink over it.
There is no room inside the housing of the controller to fit a fuse holder. I fitted a box on the side of it with a panel mount fuse holder. drilled a hole through the housing, fitted longer red wires, so they could go through to the terminations on the back of the fuse holder.
At least now I can change it simply if it blows again.
hope this is of help to you.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
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
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
There is no on/off switch. Remote will give no indication of working. Try putting engine and coal car only and try. I have had this train set for two years and the remote tends to work whenever it wants.
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
My son broke his off as well. We had just added the outer loop expansion pack and it was broken within 10 minutes. I found the replacement part on the Lionel website after much difficulty. I plan to buy a replacement to use one day when we have a more permanent track layout. I removed the flag from the other switch for safe keeping while he continues to play with it on the carpet. This is very poor design by Lionel. I think they should include a replacement part with the switch, or at least provide instructions in the manual for ordering a new part. I have wasted several hours today instead of enjoying the train with my son.
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Posted on Dec 20, 2010
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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.
Posted on Jul 23, 2011
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From the Lionel User Guide for this engine.
it forward to release the two rear clips from the frame slots.
2. To remove the lamp, gently push the lamp down and turn counter clockwise to disengage
the lamp from the socket. Refer to Figure 6.
3. Replace the expired lamp with Lionel part no. 600-0363-300, available from your local
Lionel Authorized Service Center or Lionel Service. (For more information, see Lionel
Service on page 12.)
4. To reinstall the shell, first insert the rear tabs on the body into the slots on the frame. Line
up the screw holes on the frame and body shell, and reinsert the screw. Make sure all of the wires are inside the body before you tighten the screw.
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