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Kw transformer power indicater lamp will not light even with new bulb
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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
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: Ι've just joined 2 ovals
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
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
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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.
This is a 14V bulb
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