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conradin


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« on: May 11, 2007, 02:44:18 AM »

I purchased the N scale blinking bridge.  It blinks...but the train ends up doing stop and go, stop and go, matching the blinking.  I gave the DC circuit a bit more juice, the train still goes slow and fast, slow and fast...matching the blinking.

Is that normal?  I am suprised that the bridge takes the electricity from the DC circuit instead of the AC.  Anyway of fixing this problem?
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the Bach-man
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 10:47:33 PM »

Dear Conradin,
I was under the impression that the bridge operates on AC.
How is yours wired?
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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conradin


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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007, 11:30:21 PM »

No wiring required...just connect the bridge to the tracks. 
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GlennW

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007, 08:30:16 PM »

That sounds weird. The blinking lite would be drawing current from the track? I'd want to turn off the blinking FAST!
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the Bach-man
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007, 10:46:45 PM »

Dear All,
I'll see what I can find out Monday...
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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conradin


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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 11:49:53 PM »

Bach man, did you ever find out whether the bridge is AC or DC?
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the Bach-man
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 12:47:11 AM »

Dear Conradin,
Mr. Reilly is out of the office, but I hope to speak with him tomorrow.
Thanks!
the Bach-man
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 11:20:33 PM »

Dear Conradin,
The bridge should indeed work directly from the track DC.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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conradin


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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2007, 08:36:22 PM »

So how can I fix the stop and go problem?
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the Bach-man
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007, 11:47:11 PM »

Dear Conradin,
I will request a sample and see what I can figure out. In the meantime, where and when did you get yours? Is it new or old production?
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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conradin


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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2007, 02:02:26 AM »

I got it from a discounter, so there was no box, just the plastic bags and the instructions.  I suspect it is an older model, because the trestle seemed to be meant for the older (non-EZ track) tracks.

The instructions gives the item as:
Item no.56-1221 "N" Blinking Bridge and Trestle Set.  Printed in Hong Kong

Nevertheless, it still makes no sense that the blinking causes the train to stop and go. 
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conradin


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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2007, 11:52:09 AM »

How's the testing? Huh?
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 11:23:16 PM »

I haven't gotten the sample yet, but it will be new production, and likely not helpful with your problem with an older one. Never-the-less, I'll check it out.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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conradin


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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2007, 01:54:22 AM »

Well, if the new production works, then I'll buy one  Grin
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Paul M.

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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2008, 05:26:35 PM »

I had one, but it didn't work great. Undecided
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