I've been HO scale for more years than I care to admit, and now I'm having a go at O.
So this is my first topic - as much to see how to drive the forum as anything else.
Toe in the water time - I bought an Atlas SDP-35 and a Weaver GP-38.
I'm not sure how to drive the photo gallery, but here goes . . .
Anyway, I've tarted up the Weaver with hoses, bell, cut levers and windshield wipers. All good.
The loco ran poorly at low speed, so I put an idler on the chain to stop it from lashing. Beautiful!
Except for a loud, moaning sound coming from the Pittman motor. The only way to stop it was to turn off the BEMF in the Loksound decoder.
Not an ideal situation.
So, my question is, are all Pittman motors like this - or did I just get a dud?
If they are all poor quality, what should I change it with?
I've uploaded the photos but I can't insert them into the spaces in the text.
Not bad for a first attempt.