I have one other legacy steam and not getting this kind of noise. 

Guessing not normal and anyone else experience this?

Not sure if easy fix or return?

appreciate feedback 

Included one video with smoke off and one with smoke on.  Think you’ll figure out which is which. Listen for the buzzing

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Bad smoke fan motor. Very common issue since 2011 or so. It seems Lionel can't overcome it.

If your comfortable doing your own repairs sometimes a drop of oil on the output shaft bushing will quiet it. Otherwise the fan motor will need to be replaced.

You could always contact Lionel for warranty service if it's new. However It will  likely be awhile before it returns.

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Thank you.

It’s new out of the box so guessing will have to send it in.  

Between this the ALCOs and bad couplers on some recent heavyweight passenger cars I’m on a first name basis with Lionel customer service  

Again thanks for reply  

 

 

What noise?  I don't hear any significant fan noise.  What does it sound like with the audio off?  If you're trying to isolate mechanical noises, turn off the audio so we can hear what you are talking about.

That’s a good description. 

Get there might be some noise but seemed more than usual. The only other Lionel steam engine I have does not have hardly any sound per chuff or especially buzzing at idle when smoke unit is on. 

 

RickO posted:

Bad smoke fan motor. Very common issue since 2011 or so. It seems Lionel can't overcome it.

If your comfortable doing your own repairs sometimes a drop of oil on the output shaft bushing will quiet it. Otherwise the fan motor will need to be replaced.

You could always contact Lionel for warranty service if it's new. However It will  likely be awhile before it returns.

What he said. I have had smoke fan motors quite down after some use

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