lionel fast track switch track

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lionel fast track switch track
Posted by Needhelp on Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:58 AM

115 volts was applied to my lay and now the fast track switch track have no indicator lights and the controller don’t work or have no lights. Please give me some advise to correct this issue.

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Posted by 8ntruck on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:48 AM

There is a very small resistor in the switch that is hidden by a piece of heat shrink tubing.  You need to remove the bottom cover on the awitch to get to it.

I don't remember the ohm rating on the resistor but it is a 1/4 or 1/8 watt size, that seems to work more as a fuse than a resistor.

I bought a used switch that changed directions with the lever, but none of the lights worked.  When I replaced this resistor, the lights came back.

Subjecting the switch to 115 volts might have fried some other components in the switch as well, so this fix might not work for you.

I'll dig around and try to find the specs on the wattage reating and ohm value of the resistor.

Good luck.

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