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Hi,

I just bought one of these lovely models for my layout, and ran it for a while under DC as per the manufacturers instructions, then I chipped it for DCC, again as per instructions. Since it has been chipped, it has run very warm, almost hot to the touch.

Other Heljan loco's I have exhibit similar tendencies, though this one runs the hottest.

Is there something wrong with the loco, or something else I need to do with it ?

TIA,

Ian
 

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I have a couple of heljan tubbyduffs dcc chipped the one with an SWD sound chip overheats very quickly if run on full power. I believe that this is down to the power draw of the Heljan mechanism which is identical in all their locos and is much more power hungry than bachman or hornby mechs
 
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