Obviously there has been a ton of discussion on this item. Out of curiosity, I bit for this one to see what the details were - and who does not need a loco you can take to the train club and run all day? Many comments have ranged from wheel position to couplers, etc. Mine has not had any of these issues in spite of the fact that the USPS tried to destroy it. It runs well, No short or sparking issues and cosmetics are acceptable for this price point
The comment has also been made that the jack rabbit start problem has been resolved (relative to comments on the 2.0 I think) and some run this loco at reduced voltage to solve the problem. Based on my experience, the start is not solved, and this unit's start up compares unfavorably with what we all expect from the lion chief benchmark. In comparing this unit with entry level lion chief units, it is still clearly deficient in this speed of starting issue and general speed control. If you look at the video below, the locomotive comes alive at that handheld setting you see and runs immediately at the speed you see. If you plan to position a car to drop off any milk cans, that is not happening.
So, with that rambling introduction, here is the question. It appears the Menards motors are wired in parallel like the Williams two motor locomotives. A solution in that case was to wire the motors in series and not parallel. I looked but found no thread on whether anyone has tried this - just curious. Since they are not fly wheel motors, is there any reason this change would not help?