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Can I attach a second track lock on to the same track to prevent train from slowing down at farthest point from transformer ? If so , how is it wired?

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there should be a switch under or in the cab section that turns off/on the reverse function.

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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?

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good is the real fix... 2 terminals are for constant "ON" voltage for powering scenery lights, ect. the other 2 are for the train,,,and the out put voltage is variable to the relation of the throttle handle on the transformer. Use a cheap volt meter ($9.99) and by reading the 4 posts t will be obvious which 2 are varable power and which 2 are constant voltage .........

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Just wanted to add a note to this problem you are having....Question is this...How big is the train layout and how many power clips do you have on the track??
Reason is being if you only have one power clip for the whole track, you will notice a decrease (slowdown) of the train in certain area(s) so i would recommend adding another power clip or two to your layout, also If you are using old regular O track, make sure you have the metal pins in all 3 railsHope this helps

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I have a Lionel ZW transformer older version 1955-1956, And lately my train loses power at one area of the track and then regains power again. This happens on both the outside and inside tracks.

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