John’s been in touch. His train stops and starts on the same piece of track and it’s driving him nuts.
Please do add to the suggestions at the bottom of the page if you can help.
Thank you for all you do for the hobby and all the work you do for the many readers.
Perhaps one of your readers can help me solve a problem…
Al has featured my layout in the past. The track plan is as illustrated.
At the two places marked X, the train suddenly almost stops (or sometimes does actually stop) and I have to give it a nudge to get it going again.
The system is DCC and the track is sparklingly clean as are the wheels. I do have jumper wires connecting the different pieces of track and I have checked the track voltage. It is consistent throughout.
Also, it is not at the end of a piece of track (which could suggest a voltage drop) but in the middle of a 1 meter piece of Peco Flexitrack!
Does anyone have a bright idea about a possible solution? I have tried everything that I can think of but am I missing something?
Thanks for your help.
I’m very much looking forward to your comments on John’s issue. I think we’ve all had a layout where the train stops and starts and has left us scratching our heads.
Now on to Nancy.
I do love it when folk add a personal back story to a layout, like Nancy:
“Hello Al and All
My paternal Grandparents with their three sons built a log homestead on the Montana Continental Divide in Woodville around 1900. It still stands!
In fact, I have loved it all my life!
Had to build one for my layout. What do you think?
Nancy from Sequim”
That’s all for today folks.
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