bachman 4-6-0 problems : LUSENET : Wiring for DCC : One Thread

I have a bachman spect. ten wheeler and I installed a dixitrax decoder in it with no problem. when i gave it a ttrial run , I discovered that the loco and tender does not pick up power as it should. I have checked and doublechecked any possibilitys of poor connections. I can lift the loco off the track and it will have power from time to time and the same thing happens if i lift the tender. what is the deal here thanks stacey smith.

-- stacey a smith (, June 13, 2004


Try going to your hobby shop and buying a bottle of ConductaLube. Put a few drops on where the power pickups rub the wheels. This stuff generally works wonders.

-- Allan Gartner (, June 13, 2004.

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