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Mixed Freight running problems

I wonder if someone can help. I'm new to this.

My kids got the DCC Mixed Freight set for Xmas. It is down on a board and secure and all was well for a while. I have not taken it up since.

We have been having problems with the diesel which

started running with a stop-start motion. It has now got so bad that it won't run without a push or a tap, running for a few inches then stopping again. I have cleaned the track and wheels. The pick-ups seem to be making contact ok. The other loco runs fine

on the same track.

Weirdly, it runs better (although still not good) backwards.

Any ideas? Many thanks.

JClarke

Posts: 2 posts

Have youtried cleaning the wheels and track? DCC is very sensitive to a loss of power and dirty track or wheels can give rise to all sorts of problems.

The dirt can quickly build up on the wheels to such an extent that a loco just won't run and

may need scraping off with a cocktail stick or similar tool that won't scratch the wheels.

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. http://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

Posts: 880 posts

I also had the same problem. Even after cleaning the tracks and wheels both the locos needed to be pushed.

Arya Pratihar

apratihar

Posts: 21 posts

I also had the same problem. Even after cleaning the tracks and wheels both the locos needed to be pushed.

Arya Pratihar

apratihar

Posts: 21 posts

I also had the same problem. Even after cleaning the tracks and wheels both the locos needed to be pushed.

Arya Pratihar

apratihar

Posts: 21 posts

I also had the same problem. Even after cleaning the tracks and wheels both the locos needed to be pushed.

Arya Pratihar

apratihar

Posts: 21 posts

I also had the same problem. Even after cleaning the tracks and wheels both the locos needed to be pushed.

Arya Pratihar

apratihar

Posts: 21 posts

I also had the same problem. Even after cleaning the tracks and wheels both the locos needed to be pushed.

Arya Pratihar

apratihar

Posts: 21 posts

I also had the same problem. Even after cleaning the tracks and wheels both the locos needed to be pushed.

Arya Pratihar

apratihar

Posts: 21 posts

Did this start with both locos at the same time? If so I'd be looking for a common cause and the most likely cause is the track. Does it happen at the same positions on the track? If so, check cleanliness again. Does it happen on the frog in the points?

Check the point is laid flat.

and thanks for all the fish

Fishmanoz

Posts: 4978 posts

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