Help. Smoke Unit causing electrical malfunction

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Help. Smoke Unit causing electrical malfunction
Posted by Wagtag7 on Sunday, December 02, 2018 4:59 PM

Hi all, I just got a Lionel Hogwarts Express O guage Train Set (http://www.lionel.com/products/harry-pottertm-hogwartstm-express-o-gauge-4-6-0-conv-loco-5972-7-11020). Everything seems to be running fine on the train with exception of when I try to run it with the smoke unit turned on. 

 

When I turn the switch on to run the unit with the smoke unit switch turned on the CW80 transformer works for a split second and then gives me the blinking green light that something is wrong. 

 

After reading a lot online I tried taking it apart to see if maybe a wire or connection was hitting the body of the set causing the short but no luck. Dont see anything wrong with it. How can I determine what is wrong with the unit? Is there anything common that goes wrong with these?

 

Like I said it runs fine if I turn the smoke unit off.

 

Thanks

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Posted by Wagtag7 on Monday, December 03, 2018 8:15 AM
Additionally I found that if I leave the set at idle the passenger cars light up as normal but as soon as I turn the smoke unit on (Still at idle) the train lights begin to flicker.
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Posted by Roger Carp on Monday, December 03, 2018 9:32 AM

HI,

 

I read your question and problem with the smoke unit. Please contact me at Classic Toy Trains for help.

 

Roger Carp

Senior editor

262-796-8776 ext. 253

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