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I have an old o scale that if I put one power pack it goes slow and if I put to power packs up to the Track it gets enough power to go around half decent what could my problem be
 

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I have an old o scale that if I put one power pack it goes slow and if I put to power packs up to the Track it gets enough power to go around half decent what could my problem be
I presume you mean transformers. What engine and which transformers.

Is this a recent development? Or has the engine just come out of a long time in storage.
 

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I have a railing 300 n a rail power 1370 a taco Pakistan 1 and the box one I don’t know what it is on the one side it has ul on the other side has ho transformer powerpack
 

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The power packs you have are for smaller trains, such as 'HO' and 'N' gauge. They output D.C. voltage and do not put out enough power to run Lionel trains properly. The Railpower unit only puts out about 18 watts.

Lionel trains use A.C. transformers and you can find good used ones at your local Lionel train dealer or on the auction sites. Look for a Lionel #1033 transformer to start with. It has about a 75 watt output, which is enough power to run your locomotive and a train.


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What I see from the pics ...

You have a 1970's O-scale Lionel locomotive. The power packs are HO scale (smaller) and way under powered for the larger scale loco. But ...

The Railpower 1370 should be able to move the loco and tender around the track at a reasonably constant speed.

First step: (1) Clean the track, the loco's wheels and its pickup rollers (rags & isopropyl alcohol - $2 at the supermarket); and (2) Oil the motor, axles, gears.

Try that. If you still have issues, you'll need to do maintenance on the motor. We can talk you down ...
 
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