Tagged With "switches"

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MTH SW1500 riding up on Lionel switches

pittsburghrailfan ·
The local club I belong to recently added another extension to its O gauge layout. Because of material constraints, we were forced to use old Lionel tinplate/tubular O-72 switches to create sidings and spurs. When I attempted to run our 30- 2749-1 SW1500 across these switches lined in the straight direction, the locomotive's truck appears to ride up on the frog; it gets stuck about when the front truck crosses the frog. Are there any solutions to this issue? If videos or pictures are needed,...
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Prewar American Flyer and Ross Track and switches

Tony H ·
I have my Dad's prewar American Flyer O Gauge 9900 Zephyr and just built a new layout with Ross track and Ross switches. It can't go through the switches and even the track is rough with the depth of the wheel flanges and the lack of space between the top of the track and the ties. It is the heavier cast aluminum Zephry. I don't have a loop of track that does not have at least one switch. I guess I have two options, don't run it, just display it, which I don't want to do, or replace the...
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Fastrack Switch Throwing Slowly

White Pine ·
I have a Fastrack remote switch that moves normally for a turnout, but goes slowly and may require multiple attempts to get it to go straight through. The problem occurs whether the signal to change direction comes from the controller, command control, or the non-derailing feature. While I assume that I will probably have to pull it up for repair or part replacement I have not done this yet as that is going to be a mess. Thoughts?
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O-Line Switch Track Question

Dan Padova ·
I have four O-Line Super-Snap O72 switch tracks. I was hoping to control all of my switch tracks with DTSP momentary toggle switches. However, the O-Line switch track controllers are marked for left and right hand switches and have a small circuit board inside of them. Can I substitute a simple momentary toggle switch ?
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MTH Switches Not Working

Ricky S ·
Hello, I was running trains on an MTH Realtrax switch and suddenly, the switch started going crazy. The lights were flickering and it kept flipping between straight and curved every second. Is there a way to fix this problem? Thank you, Ricky
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WTB: Green Bay Western Railroadiana

GBW man ·
Hello All: We are avid collectors of Green Bay Western artifacts and related railroad items. Want to Buy items from the: Green Bay & Western, Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western, Ahnapee & Western, Iola & Northern Railroad Co, Ettrick & Northern, Ettrick Railroad Company, Jones Lumber & Mercantile Co, Waupaca-Green Bay Railway, Green Bay, Winona and St. Paul Railway, Green Bay, Stevens Point and Northern, Green Bay and Lake Pepin Railway, Western Refrigerator Line, Winona...
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MTH PS2 Switcher Resets on Switch.

conway ·
i have a MTH PS2 Switcher that cuts out on switches about 50% of the time, then restarts after passing through nor does it trip a 7.5 amp in-line fuses between the transformer and track. I use both PW ZW &KW transformers with Lionel 027 track and 042 remote control switches. The transformers have been phased. i have cleaned the switche track m, insulated the sides of the movable track plate so the rollers and wheels don’t make the occasional contact with each each other. Occasional...
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FS: Lionel Switch Controller (SC2) 6-22980 and Operating Track Controller (OTC) 6-14185

Randy Owens ·
Used, fully working and complete. I no longer have the original boxes, but I will pack with care. I simply have no further need for these fine controllers... 2 SC2 units: $40 ea 1 OTC unit: $35 +$10 shipping If interested contact: amigorando@gmail.com -Randy
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Using CAT 5e cable to power Tortoise switch machines

Glofkinator ·
Greetings all, I'm currently planning my first permanent layout. I'm planning on using as separate DC transformer to power my Tortoise switch machines on my ross switches. I've been doing quite a bit of testing with a small rig that allowed me to try different wiring, control switch, and LED possibilities so that I would know what works the best for what I'm trying to accomplish (these are very versatile little machines!). For my small test rig, I ran power to the tortoise with a 3 foot...
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Atlas Switch Help Needed

Karl Anderson 022117 ·
Recently I’ve begun construction on a 7’x14’ layout in my basement. I chose Atlas track and switches and weathered both following the below process based on advice I received: Wiped the rail tops with a paper towel saturated with a silicone spray lube so the spray paint won't adhere to the coated surface. Also used painters tape on top of the switch motor/switch to ensure no pain got inside. Spray painted the track and ties using RustOleum Camouflage Brown (no.1918830). Immediately after...
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Manual reverse switch assembly correct?

CountOrlock ·
First, let me apologize for blasting this forum with so many questions--I just like to reassemble my trains as accurately as possible, and there is no ultra-detailed manual on how to do this (wow, what an awesome book project!). Anyway, here is one question: when I attach the manual reverse switch to the motor housing, and then the rod jutting out of the top of the train, the rod seems to knock against the shell, almost lifting it up, and I can't imagine that this is accurate and I am doing...
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Atlas switch wiring to AIU

CurtisH ·
I have several Z Stuff 1050 signals wired in series with one end running via an isolated track rail. All switches are wired through the AIU with power being supplied to the switches via there own 18 V AC transformer. All the switches work fine but the signals are not working off the isolated rail correctly. When I ask Z Stuff about it they told me to make sure the transformer for switches and the transformer for the track where in phase. HERE LIES THE PROBLEM! I know which terminal on my...
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Lionel Legacy Alco S-2 Question

DavidR ·
I'm in the process of constructing a small (4' X 12') industrial layout, and want a good switch engine - one which can handle O-36 curves and switches at switch engine speeds without stalling. I really like the looks and features of the Legacy Alco S-2 (I have the Legacy control system), but I really want to hear from someone who has an S-2 and find out how it is working out for you. Feel free to send me an email or respond here; thank you in advance.
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Lionel Command Switches, Legacy, Remotes

phoch00 ·
Hey all, I've upgraded my layout to use Legacy and I've programmed all of my switches in. I also have LCS in place and all of the switches respond as expected to either the iPad app or the Legacy remote. My question is (and yes I searched the forum) - once I've got this all hooked up in a command mode, should I detach/unwire all of the out of the box remote levers? Do you generally keep them connected as a backup or do you disconnect them to clean up the layout? Thanks!
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O-36 CC switch stopped responding

DavidR ·
I am building a small layout, and am using O-36 CC remote switches. Tonight one of the switches which has been running fine quit responding to the CAB 2. The LED lights and I can control it manually (turning the jewel), but not from the CAB 2. I thought maybe it forgot its address so I held down the black button, but it did not respond to that either. Since I'm using the CC feature I removed the hard wired remote control, so I don't know whether the switch would work with the controller.
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Fastrack remote switch acting up

DavidR ·
On my fledgling layout I have 3 O-36 remote switches (turnouts). Two of them work perfectly, but the third one acts up when any car passes through it from the frog end. The strange behavior includes "chattering" in the switch when a truck passes over the non-derailing section, and the light on the controller only lights up when the switch is "chattering" - as soon as all the cars are past the switch it stops "chattering" and the light on the controller goes out. If I use the controller or...
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Switches & Track

PSU1980 ·
Team, I have created my “new” final layout design with the help and input of many of you all so thank you. As an FYI, the NJ HiRailer also use a combo of manufacturers, I am looking to use only 1. Now it’s time to go to track and switches. My last layout was a combo of Gargraves track with the plastic ties because I like the rigid form, I also used some Ross track as well. For switches, I used both but bought them used, has some issues. My yards were Atlas track as I got it from a friend...
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Engine dies on switch.

Miguelito ·
I have an Atlas O SF RSD15 engine that dies on any switch. Apparently the front pic-up somehow does not transmit power to the motors since when the rear pick-up reaches the "dead" spot on the switch and the engine stops. I wired the rear and front pick-ups to each other just in case one isn't transmitting, bit still the stall. I'm baffled.Can anyone unbaffle me?
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Kline engine parallel/series switches?

Westy ·
Just acquired a Kline diesel engine and find under frame 2 sets of switches Top switch to select Parallel/Series and the bottom switch On/Off. As this engine came with no instruction manual I have no idea want they are and what they do and what would be the normal setting for 3 rail o gauge transformer operation. Appreciate any help in set up before I attempt to run. Regards
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WTB Ross Switch #150 curved RH O54/O31

Kirk R ·
I'm looking for a used Ross switch, #150 curved RH O54/O31 switch, preferably with switch motor. I'm looking for second hand rather than new as it's not a priority area and will be low speed. Email address in profile. Kirk R
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Burned "run" on MTH RealTrax Switch

Dick Autz ·
I burned a “run” off an MTH RealTrax Switch, probably during a derailment. Two questions come up. Is there any repair remedy for this problem other than replacing the Switch? How can I prevent this in the future? I am using an MRC Dual Power Transformer to MTH TIU to two loops of combination Lionel O27 tubular track with adapters to MTH RealTrax. Each loop has 6 blocks with 4 switches providing crossovers between the loops. The wiring is fairly standard, MRC Transformer to TIU is protected...
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Legacy Alco S-2 derailment

DavidR ·
I recently acquired a new Legacy S-2, and with one exception, it runs great. I found that it could not back through a thrown O-36 left switch. On my layout there are two places where a right hand and left hand O-36 are located back to back (point end to point end) to form part of an oval with spurs. No problem running through them forward, but in reverse the first wheel (under the cab port side) into the switch would ride up over the point and continue straight, causing a short or...
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switch direction lights

San Diego Frank ·
Hello All...I am running DCS with an AIU controlling my Lionel O22 switches. I have a ceiling layout, so it is impossible to see the actual switch when activated. My goal is to add a green and red light to let me know which way the switch is activated. Any light will do, whether a Lionel block 153 or a homemade led light. My switches are wired to a separate power source using the Fixed Voltage Plug on the o22 switch. I tried wiring a block signal 153 but the red light goes on when the switch...
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Re: Lionel Legacy engine's tender loses power when it rolls over 027 switch

Salvato17 ·
So I went to try and solve my problem and when I turned the engine in it was fine. As soon as it moved about two inches the legacy rail sounds stopped working and the tender would buzz a little bit here and there. I tried resetting it and shouting it off and restarting it but none of these have worked
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Re: Lionel Legacy engine's tender loses power when it rolls over 027 switch

Alex M ·
Originally Posted by Salvato17: So I went to try and solve my problem and when I turned the engine in it was fine. As soon as it moved about two inches the legacy rail sounds stopped working and the tender would buzz a little bit here and there. I tried resetting it and shouting it off and restarting it but none of these have worked This could be one of two things, your track might need to be cleaned, or the infrared senor's are misaligned between the engine and tender. Alex
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Re: Lionel Legacy engine's tender loses power when it rolls over 027 switch

BigBoy4014 ·
If you have not done so, try to eliminate the obvious: Clean track, check track power with a lighted car/caboose, clean wheels/pick ups on loco, if you can open the shell and check connectors and power harnesses, and so on, do it. If you have other Legacy locos that work well on the same track at the SAME time, then the loco has a problem...Good Luck!
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

gunrunnerjohn ·
WOW, I'm going to keep a close eye on mine! They're so easy to loose, I'm surprised they are so hard to buy!
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

Moonman ·
Paulie, I thought I was the only one that had the gremlins take them. Well, I cleaned out Nicholas Smith in PA (they are close enough for a visit) and found more at Charles Ro. I wanted spares to feed the gremlins. I think Ro charged me $2.75@ + shipping, but they had them about 6 weeks ago. They are almost as rare as the #990 sets.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

PRR2818 ·
Yes, I have had some on order for over a year and gave up!
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

gunrunnerjohn ·
Sounds like a product that someone needs to clone.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

britrailer ·
email sent
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

N.Q.D.Y. ·
Someday, in the far distant future, archeologists are going to puzzled by the huge piles of FasTrack switch lanterns that they uncover. These will probably be found alongside similar collections of TV remote controls, small screwdrivers and car keys. They will probably determine that they were religious offerings to our gods.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

Paulie D ·
Britrailer, to me?
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

britrailer ·
No to another member, but I have a few of these lanterns in my parts drawer - how many do you need?
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

Paulie D ·
Around 12 if you have. Thank would be awesome
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

britrailer ·
I've got 9. If you're interested, email me your zip we can figure out shipping.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

EscapeRocks ·
two of mine have gone missing as well. Luckily that's all out of my 12 switches. They very easily fall off. That's about the only flaw I've experienced with Fastrack switches since their introduction.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

Balshis ·
Originally Posted by N.Q.D.Y.: Someday, in the far distant future, archeologists are going to puzzled by the huge piles of FasTrack switch lanterns that they uncover. These will probably be found alongside similar collections of TV remote controls, small screwdrivers and car keys. They will probably determine that they were religious offerings to our gods. They are.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

SeattleSUP ·
I'm missing one as well. Fortunately it's for a switch located behind a hill so you don't really notice it. I covered over the lamp with some black electrical tape.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

Larry Sr. ·
They will probably determine that they were religious offerings to our gods. Nicole, I don't know if that will ever happen. But I can sure tell you to look in the vacuum cleaner. Larry
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

Dick Richard ·
These lanterns sound like a good project for someone with a 3D printer.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

Spencerville RR ·
I'm missing one too. I suspect a certain feline who used to spend a lot of time on the Spencerville RR before I installed a pair of folding doors to the train room.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

Bob Rumer ·
Maybe I should invest in a 3D printer and sell to the masses.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

Moonman ·
Not so fast, there are four lenses in each lantern.
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

HMorgan125 ·
Found this on a post from 2012: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...672#6920524192710672 I bought a few from someone else on e-bay about six months ago (over priced).
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Re: Lionel Fastrack Switch Lanterns

rockstars1989 ·
They have been stolen by the same person that goes around stealing one sock from peoples laundry.Nick
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Re: Need Help Hooking up signal to Command Control Switch

cjack ·
Originally Posted by Paulie D: I am looking to hook up dwarf and bridge signals directly to my Fastrack command control switches. Is this possible and does anyone know what I should wire where. Thanks All! https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...-block-signal?page=1 The above thread will answer your questions.
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Re: Lionel Legacy engine's tender loses power when it rolls over 027 switch

D&H 65 ·
Sal: How many pickup rollers does the tender have under it? If it indeed has two, one may not be hooked up or has a broken lead wire. If it only has one roller, you may need to think about installing a second one on the truck assembly that doesn't have one to bridge whatever gap the tender is losing power while it traverses the turnout.
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Re: Lionel Legacy engine's tender loses power when it rolls over 027 switch

Alex M ·
Sal, You can install a 9 volt battery in the tender,and this won't happen anymore. Sal what's the six digit item number of this engine. Thanks, Alex
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Re: Lionel Legacy engine's tender loses power when it rolls over 027 switch

Salvato17 ·
The engine is brand new and it has 2 pick up rollers on the tender, one on each truck. I've had this exact same problem happen with a conventional Lionel engine which also has 2 pick up rollers on it, one on each truck. The legacy engine is a K4 PRR #6-11338.
 
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