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 Posted: Mon Apr 11th, 2022 12:05 pm
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Nice Guy Eddie

Joined: Mon Sep 5th, 2016
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 407
Hi Dan

I know not to stick my fingers in the A.C. wall sockets.

And stripping wire with my teeth ruins the enamel !

I think the answer is, an LED is a Diode,

and as such, only conducts in ONE direction only,

a Light Emitting Diode passes a forward-voltage.

Or in your locos case, a going in reverse voltage !

Your track Polarity +/- changes for forwards,

and therefore the LED won't light up that way.

Old skool type directional loco lighting works,

by wiring up Diodes to ol' vintage filament-bulbs,

which then only light up in ONE direction.



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