Nov 18, 2018
If u can get the flickering lights fixed in those passenger cars ...it will be so much better...JS
They need a good wheel cleaning. And so does the track!
Thanks for sharing the first run here on TB. What a reward for all your hard work.
It's most likely the track more than the wheels, especially if you are building the module with all that glue, gook and other stuff around around the track.
I have a Kato Operation North Pole set that I outfitted with Kato LED lights. Worked great. Then one day I was at an N-Trak show and the lights were flickering all over the place!!! The big joke of the day was that my train was giving all the passengers epileptic attacks! I must admit it was annoying when you want to present your best face forward to the public.
So when I got home, I took one apart and along with a multimeter, checked all the connections, etc. Not finding anything wrong, I put it back together and placed the entire train set down on my basement layout. NO flickering at all. Culprit -> dirty tracks on the modules at the show. I was really not looking forward to opening up all the cars and checking them!
The flickering lights. They seem to flicker in the same spot. That would mean dirty track.
There are Constant Lighting kits you can buy. Of course that means taking each one apart and putting the electronics's on board. That can mean sacrificing space for interior to do so. Just a thought.
It’s a bit of both. Dirty wheels on a bunch of cars that have been hauled around thousands of miles but have only been run twice in 2 years. Plus some dirty track.
If you notice some cars in the consist are simply more susceptible to it.
when I put the people in Im going to solder the Kato lightboards in and clean the wheels.