Working on a Lionel 6-18483 C&O Ballast Tamper
I've repaired several issues but this most glaring one remains.
The reverse board is secured up and away for testing purposes.
The little critter will run fine, all functions a go.
However, after a few minutes it begins to slow down and eventually stop.
It will do this on the layout or on the workbench so it's not dirt or track work.
Give it a few minutes "of rest" and the event can be repeated.
The motor is not hot when it stops nor is the reverse board.
Is the motor failing or is it something else?