All thanks, i cleaned it up but now it wont start.... I have a Lionel 6-84109, GP7, Lion Chief with Bluetooth.
When i apply power to the track the number board lights come on, and then i turn on the remote, but nothing happens, no beep beep Nothing. I did try a reset with the remote, but again nothing, and the light on the remote blinks. Next, i switched the engine to transformer, but only number board lights come on, and engine does not run. I suspect i may have shorted the board somehow, as the reason this started, i was replacing the smoke unit. Any ideas for trouble shooting that dont require an electrical degree??? THanks
I would honestly go back, remove the shell, and check all the connections. I had my LC+2.0 shell off for some work. When I put it back together, I pinched a wire. Fixed the wire, still had the problem.
Then I discovered I had a wire plugged into the wrong port. I fixed that and things went back to normal.
I didn't have your exactly symptoms but it's worth going back in to check the wires.
Ok, I cleaned up the smoke fluid, checked the wires for a break or a pinch, checked all the connectors, tried the remote and reset, the lionchief app and transformer, but the engine still wont turn on, only the number board lights up ???
gunrunnerjohn, i suspected as much... being in Okinawa Japan, the nearest shop or dealer would 6K miles away, so i will need someone i can deal with by mail, and by the way it would ship U.S. Military mail so its not considered overseas for postal cost services.
Isopropyl alcohol and Qtips. Just had a smoke leak that ruined a speaker on a fairly new MTH Premier engine. It appears that on some engines (I would check them all as I found two others in my fleet that had the same issue) the rubber "gasket" that seals the smoke fluid inlet to the shell of the engine is not centered allowing a hasty smoke fluid fill to leak inside to the electronics. I would reapply the alcohol and let it dry out well overnight. Try again in the morning. Worked for me
Be careful with Alcohol as it will attack many paints. A safer alternative may be Naphtha (Lighter fluid), it rarely affects paint. Naturally, you should test any solvent on an unseen area to make sure it will not damage the finish.
Be careful with Alcohol as it will attack many paints. A safer alternative may be Acetone (Lighter fluid), it rarely affects paint. Naturally, you should test any solvent on an unseen area to make sure it will not damage the finish.
I think acetone is pretty harmful. Lighter fluid is Naphtha and is as you say easy on things. I've use much of it cleaning the mechanicals of camera lenses.
Sorry, of course I meant Naphtha in the lighter fluid, don't know how Acetone slipped in there! Acetone will almost surely do some damage! I went back and corrected my original post, don't want anyone trying Acetone on their paint jobs!
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