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My new lionel train slows down on far side of the track

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    add another power feeder or two one every 10-15 track sections may sound like overkill but will even out the voltage.

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There is bad contact in the track connections. You can sand the track connection sites. Another method is to run another power wire to the other end of the track where the train slows down. Even better is 3 or 4 evenly spaced power wires from the transformer to the track.

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SOURCE: lionel train won't reverse

there should be a switch under or in the cab section that turns off/on the reverse function.

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SOURCE: Lionel train power issue

Answer a number of questions:
Is the tranformer power adequate for the train and is it a working tranformer?
Will the train run by connecting the wires directly to the two points of the train (wheels and center rail connector)?
Are the tracks new?
Is the lockon new?

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SOURCE: Need help setting up Lionel North Pole Central

I had the same dilema and trains are not new to me. Look under the piece of straight track that has a notch in it for the wiring. There will be a clip to hold the wire and a piece of plactic that looks like a block. One either side of that is a metal tab that one end of the wiring slides over. Actually each piece of the Fastrack has one of these. Only one has a notch but you can notch any one.
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SOURCE: WE are trying to get our lionel holiday train

There is no on/off switch. Remote will give no indication of working. Try putting engine and coal car only and try. I have had this train set for two years and the remote tends to work whenever it wants.

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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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