Burned Out Lionel 042 Manual Switch

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 8:47 AM

There is literally just one wire. If you wired it for constant voltage, you can find where the break in the wire is.


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 7:08 PM

Just guessing, but you may have fried the wiring inside the switch itself.  If I remember those switches correctly you'll have to remove the steel plate on the bottom of the switch to inspect it and maybe rewire it.  

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Burned Out Lionel 042 Manual Switch
Posted by AttorneyWelton on Monday, December 26, 2022 7:34 PM

I directly wired the lamps in my 042 switches.  The power was turned up too much and one lamp melted.  Now, I cannot get the switch to turn on with a new bulb.  Any idea on what I need to address?

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