Starting to replace the seven switches that I fried when I accidentally reversed polarity on my accessories circuit.
Category: Model Railroad
My traditional O-gauge model railroad layout
Disaster on the Polar Express Layout
A disaster on the Polar Express Layout – I made a silly mistake, and it proved very expensive. When connecting a new Lionel GW-180 transformer to the accessories circuit on my layout, I inadvertently reversed the polarity – connecting positive to negative and negative to positive by mistake. When I turned on the power with the polarity reversed, it blew-out all of the accessories connected. Seven remote control Fastrak switches were destroyed. I now have to replace all of them. I bought the new switches online from Grzyboski Trains (link below). The Lionel GW-180 transformer was purchased from Trainworld (link below).
Polar Express Model Railroad Layout Construction Overview
This is an overview of the Polar Express Model Railroad Layout that I’m working on. It is in traditional O-gauge. I’ll continue to add new videos as I make progress.
Polar Express Barrel Loader by Lionel
I just added the Polar Express Barrel Loader trackside accessory to my traditional O-gauge layout. I’ll be adding a short video about this piece.