Anybody remember these? The realistic ones Williams made about the same time the MTH ones were coming out. I rolled the dice and got one on eBay for about $120. Everything worked but I quickly realized the front pickup roller wasn't providing power. I took apart the front truck (where the motor is) and found a broken lead at the pickup. I repaired it (solder and shrink sleeve) and then tried to reassemble the truck and motor block. It was a nightmare trying to get it back together. I eventually did it. On the track it ran but made a weird buzzing noise. Then smoke from one of the boards. Then quit altogether. The disassembled carcass is sitting on my desk mocking me. Now what? Can I salvage this thing or does it go in the junk drawer? Or to someone on the forum who needs it for parts.
Thanks and Happy Holidays to everyone.