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« on: December 16, 2016, 05:35:19 PM »

I received my new blue star ez app set... set it up... downloaded app, uploaded firmware... when I go to throttle up... I hear the locomotive internals trying to do "something"... I put a different HO loco on the track and def getting power... same when plugging a DC pack into the track.  But; this locomotive wont move..

UPDATE:  I sort of "gently moved the wheels to see if something was stuck" and... out of nowhere- the train is moving on the track as it should...  Do you recommend I return this to walmart for a replacement? 

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 09:58:53 PM »

im just gonna return it... seems to be of poor quality.

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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2016, 10:55:31 AM »

No need to return the locomotive. When folks have problems getting things going it is natural to assume the problem is with the loco when in actuality there are many other variables on the railroad that could be the culprit. Your situation sounds like dirty track. If you haven't cleaned the rails in a while dirt can be inhibiting the signal to the Bluetooth board and causing it to reset itself due to power drop out. You might also check your wiring connections. Another important step would be to apply a small amount of oil to the moving points on the locomotives running gear.
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