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After running our new DCC train on the little oval track that came with it the kids wanted to run the old trains on the new track. When I put them on the track they just buzzed since they aren't dcc, so I hooked up the dc power by simply clipping the wires to the track were the DCC wires were already attached. I did not unhook the DCC from the track, only unplugged it from the wall. We ran the old train and it ran like crap until I unhooked the dcc wires and having only the dc wires providing power.

Here's where the problem comes in...
Now my DCC train will not work. I think I may have fried something in the transformer when I had both hooked up and had the dc powered up.

Can anyone help by letting me know from your experience what I may have done exactly to mess it up and also let me know if/how I can fix it. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has done this, but I couldn't find any info on the web about it.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I'm in the dark, so any help is better than what I have now.

Cheers,
TC
 

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Hmm, only advice at this point is to start with the basics - ensure the wiring is correct, the outlet works, the tracks are not dirty.

What DCC control unit are you using? Does it have a 'full stop' feature where it will shut down power automatically if there is any major electrical issue present? Does the control unit have a manual that goes over various failure scenarios and why they might be occurring?
 
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