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To add to the recent lane changer woes of various posters, mine has suddenly got worse.

Symptoms:
This only happens on my left lane of this changer. Other changers on track perfectly ok (1 other XLC and 2 pit in flippers).
  • Won't flip at first to change lane (when starting to use track for first time that day).
  • Will flip to CLOSED after a few wiggles to get it going.
  • Will then decide to work in both directions on most occasions for a while
  • Suddenly becomes tired and only moves half a throw from then on.

Baffled.

Thoughts on how to fix - this is where your advice and experience would be much appreciated:
  • Take apart, clean, relube bar that goes into solenoid and other moving bits.
  • Swap solenoids over to other track (as a pair) to see if prob moves to other track.
  • Power all the LCs on one power supply that is not supplying the track power.

Help!
 

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That would be my plan. Or use it in the pit if its the right lane that is dodgy, fix it so it is in the actuated position.
 

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Snurfen ......... PM your address me as I have some spare solenoids
 

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Living the Life!
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Solenoids are on their way ....... courtesy of Santa's little helpers
 

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Cheers, m'dears!


Must switch off the smoke detectors, get the savlon ready and warn the missus about the smell of burning plastic. Yep, it'll soon be soldering time!
 

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Two of my XLCs behave the same way.
What is the remedy?

Tor Magne Undheim

QUOTE (snurfen @ 20 Dec 2011, 11:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>To add to the recent lane changer woes of various posters, mine has suddenly got worse.

Symptoms:
This only happens on my left lane of this changer. Other changers on track perfectly ok (1 other XLC and 2 pit in flippers).
  • Won't flip at first to change lane (when starting to use track for first time that day).
  • Will flip to CLOSED after a few wiggles to get it going.
  • Will then decide to work in both directions on most occasions for a while
  • Suddenly becomes tired and only moves half a throw from then on.

Baffled.

Thoughts on how to fix - this is where your advice and experience would be much appreciated:
  • Take apart, clean, relube bar that goes into solenoid and other moving bits.
  • Swap solenoids over to other track (as a pair) to see if prob moves to other track.
  • Power all the LCs on one power supply that is not supplying the track power.

Help!
 

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Greg Gaub
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I don't think that applies to XLC (straight lane changers), though.
I hard wired all my tracks, and powered my lane changers separately, and I still get the occasional bout of a fickle lane changer. I'm beginning to wonder if it's a track temperature thing, 'cus when I had the heater on in my garage for a while, they were acting fine, but the day before, and the day after, they were wonky again. :\
 
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