I'm a veteran with slots having started with metal (VIP track in the mid 60's) and commercial tracks and then plastic for the last 10 years, but I'm a newbie with wood. I just bought a 84' track from fas90stang in Ohio and moved it to North Carolina. The wiring is pretty complicated (to me anyway) with directional switches, optional brakes, kill switches and trackmate timing. But I helped him take the track down and we were able to leave the wiring basically intact so all I had to do was put the driver's stations back together.
At this point I've got power from the power supply to the main terminal and to the relays that go to the trackmate terminal. But I have no power from either the main terminal or the relays and of course no power to the track. I've checked all the wires and connections multiple times and compared the wiring with photos I took before we took it down and everything looks like it did when the track was up and running. The track was transported in my Suburban and I don't think anything was damaged. Could the relays have been damaged just by that type of handling?
I don't know much about wiring beyond the basics so maybe I'm missing something or not describing the problem correctly, but I need any help I can get! Thanks.
I'm glad you could make it to my place today for some racing. Great time!
Fred and Gone Racin are both correct.
Check the settings in the Trackmate software. Under "Settings" in the main menu click on "Installation Settings" and under the "Hardware" tab the Com Port selected should usually be "1" and Relay set to "Normally Closed Contacts". Power to your track will be off until you launch Trackmate. If you just want to run practice laps you have to choose that as a selection under "Race Format" in the main menu.