I felt that this was an applicable electrical question...
I'm currently doing a "test run" of my new layout by setting in up on the carpet before I do my full build. I am using MTH realtrax with O-54 curves and turnouts. In testing my locomotives for problems with the design, I had two brand new O-54 switches fail causing a serious amounts of flying sparks. The locomotives seem fine, but the two switches (1x RH and 1x LH) now are not fully closing. This makes them unusable. I luckily have one replacement for each failed switch, but I cannot afford for further failures. Does anyone know about this issue and is there anything I can do to fix them or do I need to send them back to MTH for repair? Or worse yet am I just crap out of luck?
I am new to the electrical side of things, but this does not seem like a good sign for things to come with my layout plans. This is the first time I have had MTH switches fail on me. Any advice would be appreciated.
Below is a link to the forum post where my layout design is posted. The two switches that failed are both in the front left along where the mainline crossover occurs.