View Full Version : New hobbytrain starts and stops

17th Mar 2012, 05:07 PM
Started running a brand new Hobbytrain Vectron Europa. Ran fine most of the day and now is stopping randomly and then just stopped. Will sort of run once pushed and then stopped again. I switched it over to the other track which has separate power nd was running a on other loco without problems. Same symptoms happened on the other rail.

Im at a loss

17th Mar 2012, 08:45 PM
Qustion 1.
Have you checked to make sure the wheels are still clean?
No crud caught in the gears?


17th Mar 2012, 10:45 PM
Upon inspection the wheels appear clean and nothing in the gears, but the problem does appear to be electrical vice mechanical so there might be something in the wheels. I'll clean in the morning and try again.

18th Mar 2012, 09:32 AM
Thorough cleaning did it. Thanks. I'm pretty new to n and am discovering how more sensitive these locos are compared to O.

18th Mar 2012, 10:29 AM
LOL .... yep ... 1:1 scale crud (dust, oils, etc...) gums up N scale equipment much faster than O scale ....

You need to pay particular attention to the wipers as they can get dirty quite quickly .....

Glad to hear you are back in ops ....