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  1. S Scale
    I have an American Flyer 21085 that was running great, using the original Gilbert track in a basic oval and a Lionel Multi Control “Trainmaster” transformer. I had to take everything down to accommodate some furniture moving, and after setting the track back up, the locomotive only runs in...
  2. HO Scale
    Hello all! I have 2 Z1000 transformers and have a few issues. A) They run hot, they immediately burned out a board in my Broadway Limited #1219 and then the replacement board. B) Bell and whistle work fine, for trains equip for it but the reverse direction button does not work at all and on...
  3. Beginner Q & A
    Hi guys, I'm going to create a point-to-point 6-car HO train that goes along the side of the beam shown in the photo. Question: What controlling gear (and special track gear, if needed) do I need to make it auto reverse so that it goes back and forth, continuously? The requirement is that...
  4. O Scale
    So, I Finally found myself a transformer, bought myself some track, and purchased rolling stock at our local train show. The locomotive doesn't run! It's getting electricity from the track, so the power source is OK. I took it apart and cleaned the motor, contacts seem to be in good order...
  5. O Scale
    Several of my steam locos from the MPC era (2-4-2s, 4-4-2s, etc.) have the 2-position E-unit with a double-wound motor field. These were all made during the 1970s. In several cases the E-units become balky and refuse to reverse once the loco has fully warmed up. It often takes multiple...
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