I have a ZW Postwar Celebration Controller #6-22982 that I bought new in 1999.
While the outer handles never really operated smoothly, I never had a problem with them powering up.
This morning, I went to move the AU (right outermost) handle to the fully "ON" position, when I heard and felt some crackling noises as the handle being moved and it felt like it had become partially disconnected internally. Using my Cab 1 to power up the ZWC, at first my meter showed a max of 10 volts. After another couple cycles of the handle, it now shows -0- volts when attempting to power up "AU", while "DU" works fine and will power up to 18 volts.
I know that this has been addressed in the past and that there are sets of metal gears or brackets to replace the plastic parts in the unit that are prone to breaking.
Is there a step by step instruction available of how to do this and which parts to order from Lionel?
Thanks so much for your help!