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Lionel 3656 Stock car, the doors do not open when switched. I put the car with the center over a track for my milk car the doors do open. There is one coupler near the front of the car in the 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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