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« on: June 09, 2013, 04:08:07 PM »
 :hellosign: My name is Brian. I am new to this railway lark s I have spent most of my life flying R/C aircraft. I have received a piece of Peco flexitrack along with a basic controler, conecting wire that I have clipped onto each of the track lengths and a adapter to power the system. I have placed a loco on the track but when I have turned the controller dial nothing happend!!!. I know this may be a bone question but does the track need to come back on itself to make a complete circle or am I doing summat wrong? Great forum. Cant wait to get stuck in. Brian

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 04:40:01 PM »
Hi Brain,

Welcome to the forum  :thumbsup:

The track does not need to complete a circle to work a straight length will allow you to move the loco back and forth along its length.

It could be the track is dirty, so try cleaning that to start with.
The loco may require some gentle persuasion to get going plus the wheels could need cleaning.
If you have a multimeter check the output from the transformer.

If none of the above work report back and I am sure we will eventually get you up and running  ;)

I fly helis and quadcopters as another expensive drain on my wallet  :'(

cheers John.

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 04:55:11 PM »
Welcome in Brian :wave:

John has given you the basics to check so nothing I can add ;) Can you be more specific on the type/make of controller to give us a clue?

Be careful, once you get that loco moving you'll be addicted!  :D


Paul
« Last Edit: June 09, 2013, 04:56:50 PM by Sprintex »

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 05:19:55 PM »
Hi Brian - welcome to the forum :wave:
Have no fear. Once we have all the detail we'll have you up and running ;)
Is the loco new or previously used?

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 05:44:54 PM »
 :welcomesign: Brian....

Wait a minute.... I'm Brian and so is my wife!

Sorry about that got a bit carried away  :offtopicsign:

As the with the others we need more information to diagnose your problem.
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2013, 10:14:57 PM »
Hi Brian

 :welcomesign:

Once armed with the info requested, I'm sure one or more of our n gauge wizards will help you get things rolling.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 07:44:54 AM »
Welcome to the forum. :thumbsup:  It sounds like all of the main points have been said, so I hope you can solve your dilemma!

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 11:50:59 AM »
Welcome Brian. There are lots of us here who have recently bought a few locos and haven't had the chance to run them yet. I have a circle of old track and a used controller on the way to me, so I might be facing the same problem pretty soon. It'll be interesting to see what the solution is to your problem. Any results yet?

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 11:57:52 AM »
I have a circle of old track and a used controller on the way to me, so I might be facing the same problem pretty soon.

You might find it easier when putting your rolling stock onto the track if you have some straight lengths of track in your circle.  I always use a rerailer because it makes life so much easier and they work best on a straight length  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 01:24:52 PM »
You might find it easier when putting your rolling stock onto the track if you have some straight lengths of track in your circle.  I always use a rerailer because it makes life so much easier and they work best on a straight length  :thumbsup:

Thanks John. The track arrived today and I'd forgotten how small it could be. It took many more seconds than it ought to have done to rail my first coach!

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2013, 12:50:55 AM »
N gauge critters sure are harder to put on the track than the Big Big train!

Welcome in from Australia, Brian!  :wave: Got that loco to go yet?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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