Starting to replace the seven switches that I fried when I accidentally reversed polarity on my accessories circuit.
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).
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.
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.