frequently at one particular place.
- Offset rails at joiners.
- Excess plastic
"flash" or wisps from ties on inside
edges of rails.
- Plaster, glue or some
foreign objectstuck to track.
- Ends of rails burred or
- Align rails and rail
joiners with steel ruler and needlenose pliers.
- Trim "flash" with
a hobby knife.
- Remove it .
- Smooth the tops and inside
edges of the rails with #400 sandpaper.
derails at switch.
- Switch points not throwing
enough to make firm contact with
- Switch twisted or bent, so
all rails do
not align in both "main" and
- Coupler pins hitting switch
- Any of four problem areas
- Remove any foreign matter
from area around points and check the action of
switch lever inside the switch machine.
- Bend the switch into
- Cut pins to proper length
- Correct, as outlined above.
- Running too fast.
- Run it slower.
- Switch buttons on remote
control unit wired incorrectly.
- Button on switch control
not depressed when it's moved into position.
- "AC" portion of
power pack not functioning.
- Switch control is faulty or
contacts inside are dirty.
- Mechanical portion of the
switch and switch points may be bent or clogged.
- Hair-size wire inside
remote-control switch machine broken.
- Be sure wires are connected
exactly as shown on the switch package to the AC
terminal on the power pack.
- Simple operator error.
Remember to both slide and push the button to
actuate remote control switches.
- Touch the wires from a
street light to just the "AC" terminals
of the power pack. If light doesn't glow, have
your dealer check the power pack.
- Touch the street-light
wires to screws #1 and #2 (the center screws)
while you move the switch lever to the left and
right and press it down. The light should glow.
Touch the street-light wires to screws 2 and 3
while you slide the lever to the right and push
it down. Street light should glow. If the light
does not glow with the button to the right, or
left and depressed replace the switch controller.
- Remove any debris from
points and from switch machine and align parts.
- Have wires soldiered at an