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Bowser C-626 Locomotive

John writes:

“I have HO, DC only and I just added a new Alco C-628 from Bowser. Beautiful engine, ran perfect for 2 days, but then all of a sudden I lost forward mode, lights function in front only when in reverse, no lights in front. Still ran perfect in reverse. Next day, reverse worked again, but now, only the back lights work, and no front lights at all. I noticed that the motor felt warm, and possible slight odor. Could this be an out of the box lubrication issue? Operation is still smooth in forward and reverse, not warm, no odor, but no lights in front. Appreciate any insight.”

5 Responses to Bowser C-626 Locomotive

  • phil johnsonsays:

    You need to check the number of amps it’s drawing. You may have either a bind in the drive train or a bad motor. You can remove the shell and hand turn your drive train to check for a bind also.

  • Joesays:

    If it is still under warranty, send it back! As soon as you ‘fuss’ with it, it’s out of warranty!

  • robertsays:

    If it is new with faults like that, take it back to the retailer.

  • Johnsays:

    Sending it back to manufacturer. Thanks

  • Johnsays:

    Thank you all; sending back to manuf.

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