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Hello,

I purchased the below new haven locomotive, SD-18 (18806).
It runs very rough. When i stop it everything comes to screaching halt. It doesnt roll too good either. I also just got a sort of similar Delaware and Hudson RS-3 and that runs perfectly. Very smooth. Comes to a normal rollingstop when i turn off the transformer. Is this how the new haven one is supposed to be or does this engine need repair. It came with a list of places to repair it near me. I have no issues getting it repaired so long as it won't cost a fortune OR is there nothing wrong with it and thats just how these models run? Thanks for any help!

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Ok, I haven’t been running it because I thought it needed repairs. The D&H I have is the older one, not the modern Lionchief version. I almost took the new haven one to the repair shop. I think I much prefer ones with flywheels. I will see what cleaning is needed under the shell too. Thank you for your help!
 
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