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Found old tyco train set. how do i hook up power pack????

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SOURCE: tyco trains are set up have power but trains will not move

Check the engine and transformer by taking the two wires from the transformer and, while holding the engine upside down put on wire against one side wheels and the other wire on the other sides wheels...that will tell you if the engine is at fault.

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I would start by making sure all the connectors on the track are clean and locked together firmly.Wipe off track rails and all electrical connections with clean soft cloth such as a wash rag.Try to not touch electrical connections with bare hands as even small amounts of body oils or hand lotions can interfere with good connections. Check hook ups from transformer to track. Clean electrical pick up points on engine with pencil eraser and soft rag, you can use eraser to clean track surface also.
Hope this is helpful and have a good new year. Thanks

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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