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Problems With Peco Turnout Motor

Asa models N scale and asks readers:

I have Peco turn out motors. And I have attached to the bottom a switch that controls dwarf lights. When I hook it up to the ac side of my transformer it works fine. When I put the turn out track on it does not work at all. I pulled the little spring that keeps the points in place and it went back to work fine. I’m I doing something wrong or could my transformer be weak or is there something else I should be doing? I would like to keep the spring because it does a very go job of holding the points in place. the ac voltage is 20. ”

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2 Responses to Problems With Peco Turnout Motor

  • Robert says:

    It looks like you have a short circuit. Perhaps if you post a diagram of what you have done someone may be able to work a solution.

  • John says:

    Suggest you check the alignment of the turnout. I had a similar problem which was resolved by adjusting the alignment of the peco motor under the board with the turnout on top. If this is not perfect the peco just does nothing. Start by loosening the screws holding the peco motor to the underside of the board.

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