I've had my LC+ Mikado for 8 months. Lately the speed control is not working right. When I start the engine in the slowest speed, forward or reverse, it takes off fast and irregular. It will eventually settle down some. Pulling cars makes no difference. It seems to be getting slowly worse. I run this locomotive with 14VAC from a Lionel VW transformer. I've changed the batteries in the remote. No help. Is there something I need to clean? My conventional control engines have no problem maintaining a constant speed on level track. I saw no mention of this problem in a forum search. I know there is a ghost in my garage. I hope he has not taken up model railroading.