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    I just got a BLI C&O 4-8-4. It runs intemittantly. I've cleaned the track, the wheels on the engine & tender, looked it all over, can't find a problem. When it runs, it runs very smoothly. I'm thinking about sending it back to BLI. What would you do? Thanks.

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    Do you have a voltmeter? You could tell whether the engine was an open circuit or a short circuit when it stops. Open circuit might be dirt where the wipers pick power up from the wheels, or maybe a bent wiper. Short circuit would usually be related to curves, changes of grade in the track, or uneven track generally. Does it act up in specific places, or randomly anywhere?
    James

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      Actually, it does both.

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        I've heard of BLI GS-4, 4-8-4's having a chassis problem. The first run GS-4's suffered from some reason called teething problems that encountered with the then-new factory BLI had switched over to. BLI had replaced any one with that locomotive with a new chassis. Don't know if that is your problem Rick, but it is worth contacting BLI for possible replacement chassis.


        Louis L&R Western Railroad
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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