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We recommend the following for long and short term storage of
Wrap unboxed items in newsprint (blank), butcher paper, or a thick layer
of white paper towels. Avoid printed newspaper or any colored
paper as the inks and dyes can run if moisture forms and ruin the paint
and decals of your models.
Place wrapped items and/or outer carton in a plastic storage box.
This will prevent garage floods and attic leaks from soaking a cardboard
box and rusting any metal parts. This is especially important for
owners of tinplate trains as water damage can happen even in year-to-year
Easy Track Cleaning- Use green Scotch pad type scrub sponge (dry)
to clean that dirty track. Works especially well on the larger gauges.
use steel wool on track. It creates tiny gouges that fill with
dirt and never come clean. Use rubbing alcohol or liquid track cleaning
solution to clean really dirty track.
Trouble Shooting Guide
loco, stops and starts, hesitates and speeds up
Thoroughly clean track
Use a pencil eraser or track cleaning eraser to clean
of loco and tender (if applicable)
If problem persists and other locos run fine on the
same track service loco (see: loco maintenance)
stops or slows down in the same spot on the track frequently
Thoroughly clean section of track
Check for "dead spots" a bad track connector or glue
from scenery can disrupt power flow.
If problem persists track may be too large for the
size of transformer/power pack. If the problem section is at the opposite
end of layout from transformer/power pack, invest in a more powerful unit,
use less track or run a second set of wires from the transformer/power
pack to the problem section. Note: when running two sets of wires
DO NOT CROSS WIRES. Label or color code wires so that each rail is
linked to only ONE post on your transformer/power pack.
lights & other accessories are dim or move slowly,
There are too many items drawing power. Invest
in more powerful transformer/power pack or buy an inexpensive unit and
use it only for accessories while a second one more powerful unit runs
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