strange loco running

sirrab

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hi All,

I hope someone can help me. I have a atlas loco class b23-7 which is running strange. when I run it it doesn't always move but if it does and i run it at any speed it will start at this speed and then it starts to slow down and speed up and finally stops. It can't be the track as when i use a push pin in front of it so it can't move this still happens.

Any idea's anyone please :)

Thanks
Craig
 

sirrab

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new info,

tried running it in one place and noticed the following.

stops then restarts after several minutes. slows down and speeds up.

I ran it in one place with a tack in from of it so it cant move.

strange :)

Craig
 

zathros

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Sounds like something is overheating, probably a bad solder. :)
 

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Great! Happy you found that. Make sure any grease is fresh because sometimes old grease can cause great resistance and make components overheat. :)