A: You should be able to put a bridge rectifier in the circuit to the moor, though the engine will then run in only one direction. To be honest, I wouldn’t waste time on this engine as it’s not meant to be a real yard switcher. Even Lionel’s older switchers (40-50 series) were designed to handle no more than four cars for a short time at a low voltage and speed to prevent gear damage. Your engine also does not have automatic uncoupling or coupling or a self-centering coupler spring.
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