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dwhite

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« on: November 06, 2019, 10:42:12 PM »

My brand new O gauge NW2 doesn't reliably cycle through the e-unit sequence.  At first it only would go forward.  I flipped the run/lock switch back and forth several times and it started working--intermittently.  It still gets hung up on forward sometimes or slips out of neutral into forward.  Is there some sort of break in phase with an electronic e-unit?!  It seems so unlikely.  Might this problem resolve itself?  Is there something else I could try or look at before I consider returning this engine?  I never experienced this difficulty with three earlier Williams by Bachmann engines.  

Update 11/27.  The e-unit is now cycling successfully.  In this instance, the train fairy has been kind to me!  The NW2 navigates my old 0-27 turnouts and curves allowing me to work sidings off my more generously built main line.  Just in time for my annual Treats and Trains party!
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671

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 03:05:20 PM »

Hi dwhite,

           Try an electrical contact cleaner on the selector switch. Make sure the cleaner is compatible with use on plastic. A few squirts of cleaner and movement of the switch, may cure the problem.

                                               Hope this helps...671
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