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Title: Village Street Car Barn
Post by: gnegual on October 02, 2017, 05:25:02 PM
Question, can I replace the Village Street Car Barn, with the Digitrax AR1. I believe the circuity in the barn is not working correctly.  After testing the power on the track with a multi-meter, I get 0.004 voltage reading. Sometimes it will work, but most of the times it doesn't. I can replace it with the AR1 or purchase a new set. I prefer to replace it with the AR1 if possible.


Title: Re: Village Street Car Barn
Post by: Terry Toenges on October 02, 2017, 09:41:38 PM
I know it's a rookie question but are you sure you have the track pieces assembled in the right order with A to A and B to B. I had problems like that once and realized I had the track sections in the wrong order.


Title: Re: Village Street Car Barn
Post by: gnegual on October 02, 2017, 09:48:28 PM
I have had this set for 4 years and every Christmas I would set it up. Last year it started to go bad on me. I have try everything I know. I even purchased additional auto reverse tracks just in case something were  wrong with the original tracks.


Title: Re: Village Street Car Barn
Post by: Hunt on October 03, 2017, 12:38:14 AM
Question, can I replace the Village Street Car Barn, with the Digitrax AR1.

Digitrax AR1 is not a Village Street Car Barn replacement.  Digitrax AR1 for DCC Automatic Reversing loop.

Perhaps you have it confused with the CIRCUITRON AR-1, in which case AR-2 is better choice but read the instructions before you purchase as the circuitry in the Bachmann track is not used.  Also compare with products from Azatrax


Title: Re: Village Street Car Barn
Post by: gnegual on October 03, 2017, 12:53:35 AM
You are correct, the Circuitron AR-1 is an automatic point-to-point reversing circuit for DC (analog) layouts. Digitrax AR-1 is DCC and would not work in this scenario. Thank you for the correcting my confusion.