Question about Lionel Trains Classic Freight Train Set
Cleaned track and train contacts
Posted by Gary Mullin on
If your sure the loco contacts/wheels are clean and the track is ok then remove the loco bodywork and check the motor. You can apply a 12v supply directly to the motor contacts to test if it's running ok. If it does run ok then suspect and clean the brushes and associated connections. If it does not run try moving the motor armature manually. If it is stuck it is probably time to replace it. If it moves apply a light machine oil and test again.
Posted on Jan 20, 2014
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: is lionel 40 watt transformer from toy train
need a larger out put transformer 90 watt or greater....
Posted on Nov 20, 2011
SOURCE: I have a Lionel ZW transformer older version
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
Posted on Apr 06, 2012
Tips for a great answer:
Usually answered in minutes!
Level 3 Expert
Level 3 Expert
Level 2 Expert
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product:
All the parts have worked for years in the same configuration. Usually I just clean the track with emery paper. Did not work this time.
It may be that you have dirt build up on the wheels or your motor brushes are worn down or that graphite from the brushes is packed into the commutator slots creating a high resistance short circuit. Check the wheels first. Use a small piece of wood to scrape off any hard, built up dirt from the wheels and contact rollers. If that doesn't help, take the engine shell off and unscrew the brush plate. Replace the brushes if they are too worn. Clean out the commutator slots carefully with a pointed wooden dowel. If you don't want to do the repair then take the engine to a Lionel service center. My guess is that you have worn out brushes.