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QUOTE (springfield @ 15 Apr 2008, 17:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have recently bought two of Hornby's DCC ready 08s. must admit they are great locos to run, but after a short time they both start shrieking very loud.
Screams like a little girl, easily the loudest sound you have ever heard from an OO loco! This has been quite a widely reported problem, usually caused by tight bearings on the shaft which carries the flywheel and worm. The bearings are little brass cubes, and one of them got hot enough on mine to raise a blister on my finger. You could take it all apart and ease these bearings; being a lazy type I did it in situ by feeding a little Brasso metal polish into these bearings to slacken them a little, and subsequently flushing them with light oil to remove the abrasive.
 
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