<snip> Hopefully this American Made (?) engine has better grease than the stuff I find in the MTH engines. Anyway, a good oiling and I put it back together. <snip>
Check the video - the tender thing is hilarious! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVB2PrWZGi0
Fear not! The CC 773 was made in Chesterfield, MI. I had the good fortune to watch the assembly and testing of the CC 773's (Each and every one was fully tested!) during the 2000 TCA Convention summer tour of the Lionel factory. My two decade old sample is a well-made, good running loco with a hearty whistle. Ah, the good ol' days.