HO Performance Issue

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by bryandjen107, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. bryandjen107

    bryandjen107 New Member

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    I have a strange troubleshooting question. My HO loco will not start from a standing start. I have a Bachmann set with EZ track. My transformer has a red led that is variable with power. Higher the dial, brighter the light. Anyhow, my loco will not start from sitting still. LED goes out. When I still so that only one side of the loc is contacting the track it lights up again. If I quickly drop the loco on to the other side of the track it will begin to work however eventually it will stop. I have cleaned the track and this issue happens on all loco's not just that one. Do I have a transformer issue or a track issue?
  2. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

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    Possibly both. First, try replacing the power terminal track. If that's damaged it'll affect everything else.
  3. bryandjen107

    bryandjen107 New Member

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    It wasa the transformer. I got my voltmeter out and did some testing. We are back online.:thumb: