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I have a Lionel 2055 post war train that I have not used in many years. I am setting it up around the Xmas tree. It ran well on the carpet when I tested it out but not around the tree on the hardwood floor the front wheels come off in the corners after 5 minutes or so of running. I've lubricated the engine and wheels. The track configuration around the tree is the same as when I tested it on the carpet. Can you give me some ideas on what to try to keep the front wheels on the track? Thank you.

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Check to see if you picked up any fibers on the wheels or axles from your carpet running. Also check to be sure the pilot truck can swing freely from side to side and is not bent. There is also a light coil spring on the front truck pivot pin. Be sure that the spring is there and is not damaged. Another thing to check is the drawbar between the locomotive and tender. Your front wheels may be getting lifted off the track because the rear of the locomotive is getting pressed down. This a soft carpet may compensate for this but not a hard surface. Run your train at a speed where it derails and look closely at the locomotive to see if the rear is being pressed down.

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SOURCE: Hello: Train won't move

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SOURCE: Lionel train power issue

Answer a number of questions:
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Is the lockon new?

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Thomas the Tank Engine, Sodor Post Office Train Track

http://www.thomasandfriends.com/usa/news_product_info.asp

scroll down the images till you see the set that they have. click on it when the page opens look for instructions... click on that it should have them. note i did see at least one recall notice so make sure that doesn't involve the set you have

Robert

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Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Need help setting up Lionel North Pole Central

I had the same dilema and trains are not new to me. Look under the piece of straight track that has a notch in it for the wiring. There will be a clip to hold the wire and a piece of plactic that looks like a block. One either side of that is a metal tab that one end of the wiring slides over. Actually each piece of the Fastrack has one of these. Only one has a notch but you can notch any one.
MHC

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SOURCE: WE are trying to get our lionel holiday train

There is no on/off switch. Remote will give no indication of working. Try putting engine and coal car only and try. I have had this train set for two years and the remote tends to work whenever it wants.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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