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MDC 0-6-0T.

New kit runs jerky.

It lurches and lunges down the track, wobbles side to side.

Wheels are spaced properly, new (old stock) kit.

Side connecting rods are straight, connecting rods aligned properly, minimal grease added to axles and rods.

I assembled just like the 2-8-0 old timer which is a very similar model.


What could be wrong.?
 

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Take the motor off and push the engine back and forth, see if the drive system binds. If that's it then take off one part at a time until you figure out which one it is. If the drive system runs clean test the motor separately and if it runs smoothly there's probably an intermittent electrical problem. Good luck, I have trouble with this sort of thing all the time.
 
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