PECO electrofrog fault.

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Tiddles
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PECO electrofrog fault.

Postby Tiddles » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:29 pm

Got a brand new PECO SL-E89 today LH.

It is dead down the left track :o

Any ideas :|

Will take it back to the shop :twisted:
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Re: PECO electrofrog fault.

Postby Paul-H » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:00 pm

Surly on a LH point the LH rail is one solid rail, how can it be dead, unless it's not fed properly?

I think we need a little more of an explanation, unless I have missed something obvious ;)

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Re: PECO electrofrog fault.

Postby Tiddles » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:29 pm

Paul-H wrote:Surly on a LH point the LH rail is one solid rail, how can it be dead, unless it's not fed properly?

I think we need a little more of an explanation, unless I have missed something obvious ;)


When set straight the loco goes through. When set to the left the loco stops dead as soon as it clears the point blades.
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Re: PECO electrofrog fault.

Postby D605Eagle » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:34 pm

look underneath it. There are splits in the track that are bridged with spot welded pieces of wire. Maybe one is missing or has become disconnected at one end.

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Re: PECO electrofrog fault.

Postby Tiddles » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:58 pm

When back to the shop and swapped id for another one, all working now :D

Shop owner did not believe me and was very helpful, simply said that he has never had a problem with them before.
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Re: PECO electrofrog fault.

Postby Papyrus » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:11 pm

I don't doubt that you had a genuine problem. But I have thought that I had the same problem, then discovered that the switch blade wasn't contacting the stock rail correctly, because the tie bar was obstructed and wasn't going right the way across.

Alan


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