Problem with an old track cleaning engine

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TEDNDRAKE12

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˙Hello This Track cleaner I have is not running correctly. What happens is once the cleaner has been started cleaner is started,
it starts o begin cleaning, and then it stops completely -- The whole stops when this happens. It happens one right after the other when I am trying to get the cleaner work. That is really all I guess it has a hitch in its giddy-up. I don't know. Does it need new wheels on the cleaning part?


Thanks for all future replys
 
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PhilP

PhilP

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What controller / transformer are you using? - These loco's are quite power-hungry..

Also, if it is filthy.. You get 'strings' of plastic, from the cleaning wheels, and these wrap round the axles of the cleaning motor part.. This then goes hard, and adds extra load to the unit, meaning it draws even more current.

PhilP.