For some reason, the new voltage meter (cheap one from Home Depot) I have doesn't work anywhere on the layout. Train DOES run on Main, however.Sure seems like that should work. Do you have a meter to be sure the switch and connections are good?
Thanks, Don! While your suggestion is outside of my wheelhouse (i.e. a bit more complicated!), I'm kinda at my wit's end so, I'll give it a try.This is a simple on/off switch situation. You need
a meter or 12 V bulb to find where you lose
Set your multimeter to DC if you are
analog, or AC if you are DCC.
First run up the speed control to around 50%.
Then your probes (or substitute wires from a 12 volt bulb)
should be on both rails: You should get voltage reading.
Next put one probe on upper right rail and
other probe on left rail of the isolated siding. Flip switch.
If you don't get reading you either have poor
connection to the switch or the switch is defective.
Keep the probes as you have above. Short
the two switch terminals (thus bypassing the switch)
If voltage reads, switch is defective. If no reading
there is break in the connection from the power
Don, thanks for sticking with me! But...I'm a dunce! I took a small night-lite bulb. There's only one contact point at the bottom of the bulb where it screws into a socket.And just like MAGIC
you have your answer. As he says, just substitute the bulb wires
for the meter probe suggestions and you'll have the same
results...if the light lights you have a good connection...
if not something is not right.
Let us know how it comes out.