Good day, this is my first post on here, I searched for my issue but admittedly I’m not exactly sure what I’m looking for. Growing up my dad got me a Lionel Coca-Cola 1463 train set, we used to set it up around the Christmas tree and it was something I looked forward to every year. Fast forward 25 years I decided to do the same for our grandkids but I’m having problems with it. I bought all new track and set up a simple oval on a 4x8 sheet of OSB. The locomotive seems to be running b poorly, it’s been in storage for a quarter century so I cleaned the wheels a little and I’m wondering if it’s safe to clean the motor with electrical parts cleaner? Also I believe I may be using an HO scale transformer (which would explain the great amount of heat it’s producing). I tried using the transformer that cane with the kit but it didn’t work great either (the arm felt sloppy). I believe I’m in need of a new transformer but since it’s such a simple track and will only be used a few weeks out of the year, can anyone make a recommendation on an economical transformer I could pick up?
Thank you in advance,