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Each yr my New Bright Holiday Express train gets slower and slower the longer it runs. Finally it just stops. Every thing else seems to work: lights, etc.Train shop specialist say its the engine, not the transfomer. Train set is +-10-12 yrs old. I have 2 sets. Both have the same prob. Any suggestions short buying a 3rd set?

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Check the electrical current to the trans former , then check the out put from transformer, may not be getting adequate electricity flow to operate , and if you continue to operate under required current , it may damage engine and or transformer , gd luck

Posted on Nov 24, 2017

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SOURCE: No power to track and/or train. Power to Holiday Express Train

Check the power circuit that goes to the track if there is an open circuit, open circuit means, break or cut line that can not flow the current going to the track to give a power to the train, ok.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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SOURCE: New Bright Holiday Express Animated Train - figures do not move

Make sure you the wheels on the cars are actually rolling and not sliding (being drug down the track) Most of the animation is down mechanically as the set moves.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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We struggled with this just today...finally figured out that you have to twist the small piece right behind the bell on the top of the locomotive.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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SOURCE: an electricalroblem with Holiday Express train

This train set is very particular and getting it to work each Christmas is a family tradition in frustration. First you must make sure that all the pieces of track are connected properly and that the track is perfectly symmetrical and flat. We double-check the battery positions every year and find one in wrong. There are + and - signs, but they're hard to see; use a flashlight. There is a black toggle switch below and behind the red stack that toggles forward (to make the train go forward) and backwards (reverse); straight out perpendicular to the train is the "stop" position. Also, you have to start at a stop/switch station. One other note: behind the red stack, there is a smaller black stack. If you turn this, you can make smoke come out of the stack. I think I remember someone suggesting a drop of cooking oil. Hope this helps!!! Hope you get it set up for Christmas!!!

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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SOURCE: My New Bright Holiday Express train set is 10

Make sure your track is clean. take a green scrub pad and rub the track to clean off any tarnish

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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