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bachmann e-z track turntable improvements over years?

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bachmann e-z track turntable improvements over years?
Posted by raptorengineer on Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:46 AM

i was wondering has there been any improvements on backmann ho e-z track turntable over the years? i have bachmann e-z track turntable and i bought it around 2010 and now i think it has worn down. like the engines loses power on turntable bridge but the bridge still turns so i have to give them little push. and few of the track stall have no power when bridge is allined like if i move engine on to that track the engine shut down. but on others track stall there power when track bridge is allined.. note i have cleans all the rails on turntable and track stalls. 

now i know i should be answering these question on bachmann forum but i think the sign in down or something.  

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Posted by mlehman on Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:09 AM

Some have doubts about Bachmann quality control, but I doubt any of it amounts to a misdemeanor, let alone a felony, so I don't think there is any hard time involved...Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by BRAKIE on Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:40 AM

mlehman

Some have doubts about Bachmann quality control, but I doubt any of it amounts to a misdemeanor, let alone a felony, so I don't there is any hard time involved...Smile, Wink & Grin

 

I just caught that after reading your reply.Smile, Wink & Grin

Larry

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Posted by georgev on Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:54 AM

I don't have one of these turntables, but based on your description it sounds like there are contacts inside the turntable that carry power to the turntable bridge and the stall tracks.  These may have gotten some corrosion or dirt on them, or are not making firm contact having lost their springiness over the years.  If you can see these contact points, try cleaning them with a bit of isopropyl alcohol on some paper towel.  If you can't see the contacts you may have to partially dismantle the turntable to get inside it.  If you can get inside the turntable you can probably bend the contacts a bit to get a firmer connection. 

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Posted by raptorengineer on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:40 AM

so i took it apart and clean off the rails and copper contacts when table is alined and then put it back together and now all the stall tracks except the power stall track don't work. so i think since this one is old. and one of the hobby shop still has it for 150 bucks i going to buy new one. i figer it time. 

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, March 20, 2017 4:08 PM

Seven years doesn't seem "old" to me so I would be suprised if things were so badly worn out that the turntable needs to be replaced. I could be wrong.

The first thing I would do before spending the money is take it apart again and see if there is something wrong with the position of the contacts. It sounds to me like something is out of line since none of the stall tracks work now whereas some did before. There could also be a broken wire as a result of the disassembly/reassembly.

Dave

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