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Spectrum Shay Problems

  • I recently got a Bachmann spectrum (blue box) shay with dcc. it seems to be perfect except for a conduction problem. I cleaned the wheels and the track with no improved result this has got me thinking its an electrical problem with the engine. it wont run on dc even though it has a dc/dcc decoder. I have read online about a wire that if loose could cause the problem but I wanted more information before I disassemble the engine. I don't have a manual for this locomotive but I do know it is different from the black box shay. is there a manual for this locomotive?

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  • Welcome.

    Right above your post is, this is not the Model Railroader forum. Not many watch this forum.

    Go to the Model Railroader Electronics DCC forum below.