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Author Topic: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.  (Read 198 times)

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Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« on: February 13, 2020, 03:49:12 PM »
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    Just purchased this six car Series 100 Shinkansen on E bay from an English seller & it looks absolutely amazing. Obviously want to see how she runs,  :'(. She doesn't,.  :help:
 Sits on the Kato track, turn on the power & immediately the (Kato) controller shorts out. Just hope I'm missing something obvious, any ideas please ?

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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 03:53:40 PM »
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Sorry, yes it's Tomix
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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 04:08:27 PM »
Yes it should run normally.
I have a Kato track and I run almost all n gauge brands including Tomix/Tomytec.
If your other locos (Kato or not) run properly without short out, then I would say that something is wrong with the Tomix Shinkansen.

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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 04:09:53 PM »
Yep, nowt special about the track. Something on the train is causing the short.

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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 04:16:17 PM »
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  Many thanks gentleman, further investigation required
        regards Derek.

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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 04:17:41 PM »
It should certainly run just fine.

I suggest a process of elimination:  put each piece on the track by itself and see which one(s) cause the short?   It could be a wheel out of place or a bogie rotated 180 degrees.

Does the set have power connection between the coaches? If so, possibly one coach is the wrong way round when you plug it together?

If it's the power car then it obviously needs looking at/servicing, or send the whole st back if not happy to do that.

[edit] Actually I think I've used a power car from one of those sets to re-power a failed Arnold ICE3 unit. It flies long now  :D
« Last Edit: February 13, 2020, 04:19:01 PM by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 04:35:01 PM »
Could be the motor itself. If it hasn't been running for a while, the collector brushes might have gone brittle, or the grease might have hardened up.

Check if the shell is not pressing down on the motor,  which can caused it to lockup somewhere and to short out.

If it as a decoder, check it for short circuit as well.
If the motor as a capacitor the manufacturer advice is to remove them because the same functionality is built into the decoder.
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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 06:00:01 PM »
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  Thanks investigation is ongoing your input is very much appreciated 
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       regards Derek.

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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 02:09:02 AM »
Does the set have power connection between the coaches? If so, possibly one coach is the wrong way round when you plug it together?

That should be impossible as the couplings with power connections should only fit in one direction (unless there's some variant I haven't come across).

However from the photo it looks like an older model so won't have those anyway.
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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 08:55:16 PM »
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    Thanks Ian for comfirmation, looking at the connectors they almost certainly don`t  send power through the full train. Work is in the way again so will be next week before a decision is made but i`m not happy to go inside, wish I was. Will probably contact the seller & see if anyone at KRMC in Camborne can help.
     A really big  :thankyousign: to all who have replied & hopefully there will be a happy ever after
      regards Derek. 

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Re: Will Tomix series 100 run on Kato track.
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2020, 07:11:24 PM »
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    The simple answer to the above Question is an emphatic yes, whatever I did wrong I obvisily did right today   :dunce:
    Thanks again for replies gentlemen.
         regards Derek.

 

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