All posts tagged Rail Zip

Fixing track that gets hot at the track joints

I saw a question about a Fastrack layout getting hot at a track joint. That’s a conductivity issue causing the heat. While not likely to be dangerous, it’s a sign of inefficiency and can lead to other problems, such as the train slowing down at some parts of the layout. Poor conductivity also causes motors […]

Fixing Lionel locomotives that run erratically and have flickering lights

If you have a Lionel train whose lights flicker and (possibly) runs erratically, I have an easy fix.

Fixing old Lionel tubular track

It’s that time of year again. Time to get that old Lionel (or Marx or American Flyer) train running before the winter holidays sneak up. More often than not, that means fixing up the track.