I spent some time this evening, cleaning the brushes and commutator on the Scout 2-4-2. Put it on the track and hey presto, nothing. Not a thing.
The KW transformer is humming, the red light isn’t on but checking with a multimeter, I get NIL output at the terminals or at the rails. This is completely new.
Searching the forum, I find a similar query ending with the advice that “the circuit breaker is stuck open - close it and you will be fine”. Ok, I’ll go with that. I’ve been working through various old items and maybe I’ve tripped the circuit breaker. I know older Harleys and usually when the circuit breakers trip on those, leave ‘em a while and eventually they reset.
I don’t take that to be the case here, from what I’ve read. I’ve found a service sheet for dismantling the case, which sounds straightforward enough, but what exactly am I looking for with the circuit breaker?