How to fix Hornby and Bachmann Model Steam Trains


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This video from shows one method of troubleshooting model steam locomotives. Featured in this video is the Bachmann WD 2-8-0 Austerity. This locomotive was second hand, not moving well - sluggish, not moving at all and sometimes tripping the overload safety switch on the controller. This video walks you through the steps taken to figure out the problem.