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Old 02-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Have large setup 40x60 Lionel O. 2 trains running with a crossover +. #1 Train loses much voltage when crossing +. any suggestions ?
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Why is Train #1 losing voltage when Crossing +
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:13 PM   #3
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Have large setup 40x60 Lionel O. 2 trains running with a crossover +. #1 Train loses much voltage when crossing +. any suggestions ?
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Why is Train #1 losing voltage when Crossing +
Is that 40 x 60 foot?

Are train #1 & 2 running in tandem when it happens?
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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Have you checked the bottom of the crossing to ensure all contacts are secure?

How many lock ons do you have on your layout?

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Old 02-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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There always is a voltage drop. It may be enough to slow the engine at the farthest point where the rail resistance is at it's greatest. It's no big deal. add another ctc lockon and feed wires to lower that resistance. The older your track is and it's condition is the important factors here.
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Two lock ons, no booster as of yet. Bottom contacts have been altered to make it run. I train running on track one by itself. Runs fast until it hits + almost stops then picks up but not the speed it had before the +
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Thanks I'll try the booster next, I did not know that there is a voltage drop. Thanks
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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Yes 40x60'
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:46 PM   #9
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No one train ata time
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #10
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You need to add another lockon to the other side of the crossing where the train slows down. Also check that the connecting pins on the track and crossing are not loose/dirty/rusty, as these could cause loss of voltage.

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