Athearn 2-8-0

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Wyomingite, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi All,

    Got a chance to run my new Athearn 2=8=0 today. For ten minutes it ran just fine and
    then it started to run slower and slower. I checked the tender where the motor is and it
    was really warm. Any thoughts on what may be wrong or should I just send her back?

    Ron :cry:
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Since sometimes the manufacturer doesent re-lube after testing, my guess would be that it needs to be oiled and the drive gears greased. A little oil on the rods probably wouldn't hurt either.
  3. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi there eighty eight,

    Its funny I went back out to my shop tonight and ran it
    somemore. It was still running real slow and getting very warm.
    I decited to send her back and went over to get the box and I
    heard her take off. She is running fine now but I will run her
    everyday until I know for sure. Needless to say these steamers
    do need break in time. I though about lubing it but it ran so
    darn poorly I did'nt think that was it. I will take your advice
    and lube it tomorrow and see what happens. Thanks a bunch
    for your input and I'll let you know how she turns out.

    Ron :thumb: :wave: :wave:

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