LGB 20232 lights

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Greg Elmassian

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If all the electronics are in the tender, and just 2 wires coming to loco, and those 2 feed the LGB board, and the motor and smoke work, then it's either a separate lights switch, or damage to the lighting circuitry, since both lights could not burn out at the same time EXCEPT in the case of extreme over voltage.

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Hi, i have decider to buy a new circuit board (Controller Board). so do anyone know how sell them in the UK. it is a LGB 20232, 2-4-0 Union Pacific 1218. There is one on ebay but it's from the USA.
 
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How is the battery operation installed? The 20232 was built with 5 volt bulbs and LGB ran these at over 6 volts but not over 7 volts. If the battery unit supplied over 10 volts directly to the lights then they would burn out!!
Smoke unit would be a little more tolerant if fluid was in it but would burn out also.
But if the battery unit feeds the main input power to the 20232 board then it is the board that failed if smoke and all lights do not work.
Best source for a regulated 5 volts is from a USB port, make a cable for test purposes to verify the bulbs are good.
 
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Hi all I need a bit of help or advice, my LGB 20232, 2-4-0 was running lovely last week all was working well, now I have movement, sound and smoke but no directional lights, I have opened her up and can find no wires missing or broken, there doesn't seem to be any power for the lights on the circuit board as I have tried to connect another LED light to it. Am I missing something? Can someone help as you all know i'm a bit thick when it comes to locos and electrics. Thanks.
If one connects RC kit through the LGB board you will blow the board, you might find other functions will fail as well. Don't ask me how I know that.