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Re: PC: Stewart drive train noise

On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Garrett Rea wrote:

> Jim wrote:
> >I was test running my C628 last night (breaking the motor in) and the slop?
> in the gearbox occasionally made >grinding noises going downhill.  I need to
> look into it further.  I'll get the decoder in after tuning it up without
> >DCC.
> Mine does the same, will not coast at all on flywheels.  Someone joked to me
> that the elaborate lighting is acting like dynamic braking.  Cut the
> throttle down hill and the engine makes a God awful noise and STOPS.  Anyone
> else have the same trouble?

I have been told that Stewart will send replacement driveshafts and couplers to
628 owners experiencing these problems. I was told that it is also an MU issue
if the units are being dragged by faster locos, which from my experience in
testing one of mine means most locos will "drag" the 628's unless they are
heavily loaded. My RailCommand reciever equipped unit is an extremely slow
runner which doesn't bother me at all, I don't need it to go over 70 SMPH.

I have 10 of the 628's in undec so I'll be looking into the replacement parts.

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