Well I am thoroughly enjoying my new red Mth 261. I do have a question to anyone else who has an Mth tinplate repro? Does anyone else’s engine make a gear whine noise as it speeds up? At any speed over 35 scale mph I can hear a whining noise that soon drowns out the loco sounds. I have applied some grease to the exposed gears but it hasn’t really made a difference. Has anyone else experienced this, can it be corrected?
I have a PS2 260e and do not have that problem. Make sure something isn't bent or binding. The side rods should be loose. Turn her over and make sure none got bent.