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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G Gauge coal car on: January 21, 2015, 07:29:52 PM
Must be broke then, no light. Engine light is on.
2  Discussion Boards / Large / G Gauge coal car on: January 21, 2015, 05:45:24 PM
Anyone know when the light on the coal cars comes on. Does it have to have the 9 volt battery installed to light it up.
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track is driving me crazy on: January 11, 2015, 03:45:15 PM
Don't know what you meant by that one.
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track is driving me crazy on: January 11, 2015, 03:36:33 PM
I am an engineer, and I know what carbon looks like. Brass is conductive anyway. No way can you get brass wear in 25 foot of run.
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track is driving me crazy on: January 11, 2015, 03:11:19 PM
Can't be that. This shows up just one run around the track without the track cleaner. This is very fine carbon.
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track is driving me crazy on: January 11, 2015, 01:22:00 PM
Well, the track connections were an issue for sure. That is fixed, runs much better. But now that it runs, there is black carbon that accumulates from arcing on the track picking up power. Turn the lights off and you can see it. Runs around 20 times, and it will stop because the carbon is resistive. I put my track cleaner on, and has run around about 2 hours now. But the track cleaner is starting to cake up

Anyone else have this issue with their trains. Is something wrong with the locomotive that causing the arcing.
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track is driving me crazy on: January 08, 2015, 09:31:01 PM
Well, I fixed it. I soldered a wire connecting all the track. The track connections sucked. Train runs fine now.
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track is driving me crazy on: January 06, 2015, 12:42:47 PM
No disconnected one that was there just to isolate it.
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track is driving me crazy on: January 06, 2015, 12:27:37 PM
Yep, done everything. Even hooked up a power pack, spare one about 3 foot from the loco. Barely runs. Hooked up the brass slides I put on off the track, runs like a top. The brasss slides bypass the front truck mech. Must be Chinese made track from crud.
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track is driving me crazy on: January 06, 2015, 11:15:00 AM
The brass rail is a separate track, only have nickel track it is running on..
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Track is driving me crazy on: January 06, 2015, 10:30:45 AM
I have nickel track and brass track. I can not get my G scale track to run around the track. Runs pauses, runs again pauses, then just stops. I put the loco on my bench and hook it up with a piece of track and loco runs fine. So you would think it is the front truck pickup causing this. I have cleaned cleaned and cleaned, still does the same thing. I went and bought some brass shim stock that drags on the track, guess what, does the same exact thing. The loco can not pickup power off of this track. I am wits end as to what to do. Train used to work just fine. Its like there is a magic coating that I can see on the rail. I went and lightly used Emory cloth to run around the track with.

Has anyone had this problem, does it with the brass rail also. I had a second loco that I tripped over and broke it and it did the same thing when it worked. Seems to be all track related. I am stumped. Please help
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