It's the annual time of year for us to unpack the Lionel O-Gauge trains, set up the plywood base, connect the tracks to form two ovals, with manual switches and sidings under the Christmas Tree. Tonight on Friday, 12/08/2023 was the first time operating the Lionel LionChief 0-8-0 Steam Locotive Reading #1493 (OBS 08/21/2020) and LionChief Santa Fe Chief passenger train for the 2023 Christmas season.
We purchased a brand new Lionel LionChief 44 Tonner Santa Fe #463 a few weeks ago on Friday 11/10/23 that our son John (11 yrs old now) picked out at Charles Ro Supply Company Train Store in Malden, MA. We are fortunate that this awesome train store is 24 miles from our home.
We followed the OGR Forum advice of Vernon Barry when all the sounds stopped with the LionChief 0-8-0 Steam Locomotive Reading #1493 in December 2022. We stopped operating it and we had this repaired at Charles Ro Supply Co.
Tonight was the first time operating since the wiring issue was repaired. All sounds are working again, except the bell sound.
1.) When all the sounds stopped in December 2022 due to the wiring connection issue; could it have partially damage the bell sound on the circuit board in the tender?
2.) Is the "bell sound" part of a specific wire inside the tender connector?
3.) Are there multiple wires, one for each specific sound?
Looking for knowledge of what caused just the "bell sound" not to function on this Lionel LionChief 0-8-0 Steam Locomotive Reading #1493 and advice on how to get the "bell sound" working again.
Note: Horn, dialogue messages and chuffing sounds are operating perfectly.
Understand that this is a 'first world issue' with everything happening across the globe.
We are just interested in learning why the "bell sound" is not working when all the other sounds work fine.
Team Kavanagh of Maynard, Massachusetts 12/08/2023