Polar Express Endless Whistle? I bought the O-Guage set and love love love it, but the whistle runs constantly. it will only shut off if I hold in the "Bell" button. The whistle button...
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Polar Express Endless Whistle? I bought the O-Guage set and love love love it, but the whistle runs constantly. it will only shut off if I hold in the "Bell" button. The whistle button itself does nothing. I followed the instructions in the manual that say to power off the transformer and plug back in and wait before using the whistle, but to no avail. Makes for a VERY noisy train. Anyone else have this issue?
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Not sure but could be that the track wires are reversed/and or connected to the wrong side of the transformer. The connections are both the same color for accessories and track and if you have just one wire on the wrong side, this could mess things up. Just double check your connections. I do know the engine and its wistle is polarity sensitive and weird things can happen if that polarity gets crossed. You could also try running the tender on someone else's layout to see if it still stays on, then you know for sure you have a bad wistle or bad transformer. Hope this is some help.
Mike, I meant to respond to this earlier - thanks so much for the advice and for responding. This did not end up curing the problem in my case, but I am happy to say that Amazon replaced the set free of charge, picked it right up from my house, and even gave me a credit for the newly-lowered price. LOVE the working set and so does my little boy!
Just gave this to my granson for christmas and he loves it. but, don't hear a bell when I push the button. does it not have one? it does say this in the manual) but I just assumed it would. Or is it broken?