I've recently bought a brand new City Industrial Hornby train set which all works perfectly.
Today I received a 2nd hand 125 through the post from eBay. When I first put it on the track nothing happened, so I though "great it's broke". As I pumped up the dial the train started to buzz (as they normally do) but it didn't really move. I've tried to clean off the wheels as much as possible and now with my dial on full (which would make by City Industrial fly off the tack) the 125 goes round at a snails pace. It seems to me there isn't enough electrical contact rather than a motor issue. The reason I say that is because the lights only come on properly when the dial is high also.
Is there anything I am missing?
I'm a bit confused about the whole DCC thing but I'm pretty sure the City Industrial transformer is DC (it's a small silver/grey box with a black dial in the middle) and the 125 looks about 30 years old so I'm pretty sure that is DC too.
It's like my transformer is not powerful enough but surely it should run all trains?
-- The Zero ST