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Hmmmmm...,sounds as if the armature may have burnt out

The common fault with these ex-Dapol locos is that the brush springs lose their tension,and so the brushes sieze in their guides -causing very erratic running,strip the motor down,degrease,check that the armature hasn't burnt out,and re-assemble making sure the brushes slide ok,the springs can be stretched out if neccesary,or replaced...
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