The train we have is a Lionel O-Gauge on Easy Track and the platform is 8X4. It is a figure 8 track and the transformer is basic with a bell and whistle.(the bell no longer works). I am looking into upgrading the transformer as I have a suspicion that there is one out there that would make this process easier. I want to have a push button that the kids with limited range of motion can press to activate the train. That is my main goal. Then I would like to figure out some scenery type things like a railroad crossing that can be activated with a button and other animated scenery.
Don, I'm still having problems with my old train engine. It is getting power, but the part that is supposed to spin does not spin. It moves freely when I use my finger. I cleaned and oiled the gears. At this point I don't know if it is worth spending money and time on or just get a new DCC engine. But I would at least like to get in touch with your contact who replaces old moters with new, more efficient ones.