part of my track wont work

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  1. mr. bubbles

    mr. bubbles New Member

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    i have a 4by8 lay out and part one of the track wont work. my engines wont move.
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Has it worked before?
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Just relized your a new member to the guage.

    :wave: Welcome Mr. Bubbles
  4. railroader9731

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    does your track have insulators, all one circle or does it have it a second track, does it have complete electrical contact?
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I think the problem could be that the track circut is shorting out. Do any turnouts branch off and rejoin facing the opposite direction?
  6. mr. bubbles

    mr. bubbles New Member

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    yes, and the
  7. mr. bubbles

    mr. bubbles New Member

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    yes some track turnes out then rejoins in the other direction, and the track worked before
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    :wave: What about what railroader9731 said? do you have insulators?
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Just thought of something else, Is there something that got spilled on the track or is it dirty and maybe just needs to be cleaned.
  10. mr. bubbles

    mr. bubbles New Member

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    no it cant be dirty ive cleaned it like 7 times to try to get it to work
  11. railroader9731

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    try taking a pair of ruber handeld pliers and place loco on the dead track place pliers on one side of the jaw on live joint/rail and place the other jaw on the dead rail/joint or pich you connectors together.
  12. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    :wave: welcome to the gauge :wave: is it just a section of track or is it from a turnout that its dead ?
  13. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Welcome to the Gauge mr bubbles.
    What do you mean by "It worked before." Did it work with the track in this configuration or did it work before you put the reversing track in? With two rail dc, any track that reverses the direction of the train will create a short. To make it work you need to use indsulated rail joiners, with a double pole double throw switch to reverse the polarity while the train is in the reversing section. If you can draw a picture of your track plan, we could probably help you more with the problem.
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thank-you Russ

    I was trying to say that but I was not sure how to say it.

    I think that's the problem though.
  15. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Thats exactly what i was going to suggest.