When I run a legacy engine AC6000 B&O (6-38404) across a Fastrack operating track the engine loses sound. I installed a battery thinking it lost signal but that didn't fix the issue. This engine responds to my sensor track correctly. It is the only engine that responds this way. I've run 2 vision line diesels over the same track, no problem. Actually, this is the only engine that responds like this. It's as if it receives some signal from that track but that can't be, can it? Any suggestions, comments? Thanks.
That's usually the rollers bouncing on the projecting magnet on the operating track. I'm surprised that the battery didn't cure it.
I was surprised as well. I'll check the battery.
John, as I think about it since there are two sets of rollers front and rear, wouldn't the separation prevent a complete loss of power due to rollers jumping?
You'd think so, but not always.
Yeah, just my luck. Why can't I be so lucky with my lottery tickets?
I have a legacy s-4 switcher that shorts out going over the fastrack operating section.
Had to apply electrical tape to the underside of the chasis and other places but never fully corrected the issue and slow speeds
One thing with some locomotives, some switchers in particular, is they have very little center roller travel before it contacts the truck frame. That shorts things out, it's a sticky issue.
i tried to open the link. No luck.