I recently purchased an MTH Hiawatha 30-1127-1. It was in pristine condition appearing to never have been run. Since it was equipped with PS1, I replaced the battery prior to operation. After a few laps around my layout (48In Radius), I noticed a wobble particularly in the turns. I removed it from the track and noticed that the flanges on both front drivers were broken. I had inspected it carefully upon receipt and am certain the drivers were intact as I placed it on the track. MTH literature indicates that this particular model should be able to operate on 31 inch radius track. I am wondering if anyone in the forum has had a similar experience. The Richard Ridolfo "Comprehensive Guide To M.T.H. Railking Engines indicates the model appeared in the 1998 catalog Vol. 1. I would appreciate any comment.
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