HO Performance Issue

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

  1. bryandjen107

    bryandjen107 New Member

    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

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

    bryandjen107 New Member

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

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