Lionel Charles Bowdish Homestead Farm house

I have the Bowdish Homestead sold by Lionel. When I run electricity through it it lights up, but the woman in rocking chair, nor the woman on a minor turntable on the second floor don't work as they are suppose to. Any thoughts how to fix this. the item seems brand new although I bought it second had.

Thanks,

Leeg

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Yes I downloaded the manual, there are two connectors, pos and neg that allow you to wire directly to transformer. I did it conventionally. Both light bulbs come on but no the motor that drives the turntable, with figure or the rocking chair with figure.

 

When I was a child I had the opportunity to visit the Charles Bowdish homestead near Brookville, PA. for their annual Christmas display.   This was about 1956 or '57 before the display was moved to Buhl Planetarium in Pittsburgh.  There were several large room-sized dioramas with Lionel trains with his signature animation and also a nativity scene

leeg posted:

Yes I downloaded the manual, there are two connectors, pos and neg that allow you to wire directly to transformer. I did it conventionally. 

How much voltage is the accessory getting?  What type of transformer are you using?

Sometimes the accessory side of a transformer is programmed to a lower voltage. This accessory is rated 12-18v.

" No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car."

Walmart Tom The Brookville Pa. Bowdish  Display was moved to Buhl Planetarium Pitts . Pa.1954 and later to Carnegie Science Center where it is now called  Miniature Railroad & Village. Since 2002 Brookville Pa. Jefferson county History Center on main street Has displayed and operated an o gauge railroad honoring miniaturist Charles Bowdish.For more info Contact JCHC .

Thanks for the reply.  I'm originally from Brockway, PA.  My grandfather, Joe Martino, ran an Italian grocery store on the north end of Main Street, later to become Martino's Super Duper.  It is still owned and operated as Martino's BiLo by my cousin.  I am currently retired in Florida.  Feel free to contact me.  My e-mail is in my profile.

Sorry leeg didn't mean to get of subject did you ever find problem roof lifts off ,wiring motor circuit board mechanisms found under second floor,are all board connectors plugged on if so any noise of motor running .

                                                      CHUCK

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