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Forum: O Scale 01-31-2014, 07:17 PM
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Posted By mdh157
Wait til you guys hear this. Took it down...

Wait til you guys hear this.

Took it down to my local shop......it ran fine on DCS but would not run on the reg track. He looked it over and said it was not the batt or the track based on what...
Forum: O Scale 01-31-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By mdh157
Just got some time to spend on it this afternoon...

Just got some time to spend on it this afternoon - there is a section that the new engine hesitates on, mainly just noticeable when it is running really slowly. Have swapped out every pc of track I...
Forum: O Scale 01-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By mdh157
just spent another hour plus on it........no...

just spent another hour plus on it........no luck. There is def a track issue but i'll be darned if I can figure it out. Problem is the track looks just fine and the contacts seem good but it's...
Forum: O Scale 01-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By mdh157
Just spent abt an hour and a half on it, the...

Just spent abt an hour and a half on it, the section of the track where it surges/jerks still does the same thing even though I switched out that section twice, no matter what its as if nothing has...
Forum: O Scale 01-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
well, here's what i got now.......the older...

well, here's what i got now.......the older engine will not run, sits and idles fine but no movement, it sat there for 5 hours last night but no movement when you try to put it in gear. The new...
Forum: O Scale 01-20-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By mdh157
It is fixed John......or at least it was! ...

It is fixed John......or at least it was!

more to come.........
Forum: O Scale 01-19-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
Well I had it running today - for a while. It...

Well I had it running today - for a while. It would run and sometimes just stop as if I had pressed he emg button, but i noticed there was an area of the track that was sparking when this was...
Forum: O Scale 01-15-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By mdh157
will a voltage tester work to check the track?

will a voltage tester work to check the track?
Forum: O Scale 01-14-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By mdh157
yes, its clean......one drop........7'x3' oval

yes, its clean......one drop........7'x3' oval
Forum: O Scale 01-14-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By mdh157
ok..........track is clear of debris, car does...

ok..........track is clear of debris, car does not lose its light at all around the whole track but it blinks intermittently when moving and even when sitting still @ different points on the track.
Forum: O Scale 01-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By mdh157
sjm, it is a Z750 transformer. No chance of...

sjm, it is a Z750 transformer. No chance of crossed wires because it has connector that plugs into the lock-on, does not attach with the red/blue wires. I'm guessing one of the copper connectors...
Forum: O Scale 01-14-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By mdh157
I hate RealTrax

Can anyone tell me how to find a bad connection in the track w/o taking the whole damn thing apart? I attached my RealTrax down to the platform to make it permanent. It worked fine until 3 days...
Forum: O Scale 12-29-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
I ended up turning it off earlier than i intended...

I ended up turning it off earlier than i intended last night, wheels started squeaking a bit on the curves.
Forum: O Scale 12-28-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
Well, I got it back and it's running. The guy @...

Well, I got it back and it's running. The guy @ the shop had it on the DCS? system and had it running within 5 mins. Turns out it is the battery. Right now it has a NiCad one in there but he and I...
Forum: O Scale 12-28-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By mdh157
so i should be gtg on that.....these trains are...

so i should be gtg on that.....these trains are driving me nuts right now with this quirkiness. At least my GP-38 hasn't disappointed me yet.
Forum: O Scale 12-28-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
I do not........and I dropped it off @ the shop...

I do not........and I dropped it off @ the shop this morning. Actually i think the board was repl 2 yrs ago and the batt last year. I think my age is starting to wear on my brain already!

He...
Forum: O Scale 12-28-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
sure sounds like the batt.......but I changed it...

sure sounds like the batt.......but I changed it out with a new alkaline last night and got the same response.
Forum: O Scale 12-27-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
Thanks....will keep you posted. If it is the...

Thanks....will keep you posted. If it is the board again then i'm just going to end up selling the engine, it is cheaper to just buy a new or used one.
Forum: O Scale 12-27-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
the board was repl 2 years ago...........cost...

the board was repl 2 years ago...........cost $186

sigh......going to take it over to my local shop tomorrow am if he is open and see if he can get it to run. A few mins ago I was messing with it...
Forum: O Scale 12-27-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
Yes, that's it. Batt is out, still does the...

Yes, that's it.

Batt is out, still does the exact same thing. This shouldn't be the issue because my other engine runs fin but perhaps I should check the track voltage just to 100% rule it out in...
Forum: O Scale 12-27-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
# on side is 9993....looks like 30-2275-1 ...

# on side is 9993....looks like 30-2275-1

going to take the batt out now and try it, be back in a bit.

I hope it is something easy, I was planning on giving this set to my son for a starter...
Forum: O Scale 12-27-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
it does.......but with the batt only being a yr...

it does.......but with the batt only being a yr old you'd think it'd still have plenty in it. Going to look around here, I thought I had also bought a spare batt when I repl the one that's in there...
Forum: O Scale 12-27-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
Model is F40-PH (Railking)..........messed with...

Model is F40-PH (Railking)..........messed with it a bit more just now, still no luck. It does not appear to be locked in neutral, checked that as well.
Forum: O Scale 12-26-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,425
Posted By mdh157
It's a PS/2, locomotive from the CSX Spec Freight...

It's a PS/2, locomotive from the CSX Spec Freight Set......close to 20 years old. I can check the model # tomorrow, do not know it right off hand.
Forum: O Scale 12-26-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 92,599
Posted By mdh157
excellent posting........I found it very...

excellent posting........I found it very confusing until i learned of the many variances in O Scale stuff.........again, excellent explanation.
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