This is another Loco I purchased some time ago, however I made a big mistake and did not test run it for several months after purchase. When I did get around to it, it was not as stated at the time of sale – it was not an excellent runner, in fact it was a disaster! When I put it on the track and started it running – some screws holding the connecting rods to the wheels fell out on both sides of the loco – the threads were virtually gone! The moral of the story – don’t believe all you read, even from supposedly reputable companies. The Loco went in the try again later box!
Again – fast forward over a year! I have completely stripped down the chassis, purchased replacement parts as needed and after cleaning put it back together. I now had a very passable running loco – by the way the body was very good (reason I purchased it) and only needed minor touch ups here and there.