I have a Lionchief Plus RS-3 and a Lionchief 0-8-0 from the United States Military set. They have been working fine.
They will fire up, lights on, horn bell work, smoke work. However when I try forward or reverse they seem to short out and all they turn off. If I press down on them they try to turn back on. But still totally lose power.
I have cleaned the wheels and track. I even put the train and power supply on a separate 30" section of track and nothing.
I use 2 of the Lionel 72 watt, 18V, power supply units. I have 8 Amps.
I am still new to this. Have I done something wrong to affect the engines?