LGB power problems

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jasonpbyu, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. jasonpbyu

    jasonpbyu New Member

    First time poster, found this forum through google. Hopefully this is the right forum, if not then i'm sorry.

    have an older LGB probably 15-20 years old, just took it out of shed and tried to hook it up for first time in 5 or so years.

    the power adapter is a tech II railpower 1400 and the green light goes on just fine when it is not hooked up to the tracks, when i hook it up the tracks the green light wont go on and the train doesnt move. but as soon as i unhook it from the track it lites up fine.

    help! my 2 year old loves trains and is very sad that daddys train wont work.
  2. Dragon

    Dragon Member

    Sounds like there is a short somewhere in the track. Run an Ohm meter across the rails to see if there is no resistance.
    ALso, if your track has a loopback or "Y" you may have to insulate part of it so there are no shorts.

  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    If you can post a drawing of your track plan, gauge members might be able to point out potential shorts.

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