15 years ago
I bought my son the Hornby Eurostar set (2 ends (one being the engine)
with 2 carriages). I use the standard Hornby conrtoller that came with
If I run the engine by itself, it seems quiet happy and runs without
When I add the carriages and the other end, it might run for 2-3
minutes then stop. Waiting 30 secs, I can then run it for another
minute or so then it stops again.
At first, I thought it was overheating and didn't worry about it too
much at that time. I email Hornby who said the motor would not be
overheating and are not interested in looking/fixing the engine.
Recently (6 months after I got the set), I decided to take the cover
off the engine, run it until it stopped. Sure enough, it stopped and I
felt the motor.. It was that hot, any given length of time touching it
would have caused a burn on my finger.
The carriages run freely, and there doesnt feel any drag when
pushing/pulling them on the track.
Has anyone come across this before.. I mean with the Hornby Eurostar
Engine (I know there are others that seem to do so) ?
Is it just a dud motor?
I feel the best solution is to replace the motor (probably cheap
rubbish) with a more reliable motor and if so, any recommendations of a
good motor make.