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Engine Jerky

Wayne writes:

“I received as a Christmas present a Paragon Rolling Thunder EMD E9 Sou #198 (5810). The engine does not seem to run properly on the layout. The speed is very unsteady and time the RPMs sounds are extremely high for the very slow speeds on a flat surface. The engine is very jerky and unsteady with speeds. No other engine on the layout has this problem, which makes me think it is a problem with the Paragon Unit. Any help/advice will be appreciated.”

Please add your comments to assist Wayne.

One Response to Engine Jerky

  • Jay says:

    IF the unit was shipped in the mail, it is not unusual for items to be tossed around, there is a chance the motor was jarred loose, or part of the drive chain. I would carefully remove the shell, and inspect those items.

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