engine whine

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by alcuin, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. alcuin

    alcuin Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a brand new Atlas B40-8 that is giving me some trouble. There's a fair amount of motor whine and it runs sluggishly going forward. The whine is worst when it first gets going; after a few minutes of continuous running it's not as bad, but still pretty noisy. It runs and sounds better going in reverse. None of my other engines are doing this so I know the issue isn't with the tracks. Might it just need a lube job or could it be a more complicated matter? Thanks!
    Chris
  2. steamhead

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    Hi....Are you running DC or DCC..?? It could be if you are running DCC, that you've got an engine without a decoder. DC engines on DCC track will whine quite noticeably, and the whine diminishes as you go at a higher speed....
  3. alcuin

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    Alas, no, I'm running DC.
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    brakie Active Member

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    Remove the shell and see if there is anything rubbing the flywheel.
    Or better contact Atlas.