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Hey as most of you know I work with a lot of postwar stuff. But I do have a lot of newer stuff with sounds. Anyway I have a union rr sw1500 that I haven't run in a few years. The engine powers up then immediately shuts down when the power is cut. Any suggestions? I got the mth charger doesn't seem to work. I need some help. Thanks
 

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The 9v nicad battery is dead. Try leaving it on for an hour or two to recharge. If it doesn't work after a couple hours of charging replace the battery and you should be fine.
 

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If it's been stored for a few years, there is little hope for the battery. Since one issue with some of the PS/1 locomotives is scrambling their configuration with a dead battery, it's just not worth fooling around with for a $10 battery.
 

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If you need a battery, you might as well replace it with a capasitor,from MTH at you local hobby shop,that way you can up grade to ps-3 stats, and never have this problem again,BTW the ps-3 Locomotives all ready come with caps. ...........Mike :D
 

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if its a white one, junk it and get the new Green one. I tried to revive my white one in one of my locos and it would not charge.

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If you need a battery, you might as well replace it with a capasitor,from MTH at you local hobby shop,that way you can up grade to ps-3 stats, and never have this problem again,BTW the ps-3 Locomotives all ready come with caps. ...........Mike :D
It's called called a BCR that replaces the 9V battery and gives you the same function.
 

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Ok so is the green battery charged in the package? And yes it's a white one
Not likely. I would recommend charging it first. You can just leave the locomotive with the new battery installed on the track at full power for about 15 minutes and it should get you going in the worst case scenario.
 
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