I was having issues with my caboose causing my Lionel Fastrack to short out and the engine kept stopping. I traced it to the caboose as it went over the Fastrack Operating track, then I noticed that the center section by the magnet was slightly swollen. This was causing the roller on the caboose to hit the wheel axle and cause a short. Then I noticed a strong smell coming from the operating track.
I think it is obvious that there is some issue here and I'm thinking it is not something I can troubleshoot or fix and I should throw out the track and buy a new one but I wanted to check here first to see if others have had this issue or knew how to possible fix the issue?
The track is about 8 months old, I was also going to look and see if there was a Lionel Warranty.