engine whine

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

  1. alcuin

    alcuin Member

    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!
  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    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

    alcuin Member

    Alas, no, I'm running DC.
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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

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