Augghh I took out my NW Class J 2006 version - 3 pole CAN , DCC board. Etc. Prepping it for DCC install. Just running it around. It stalled. It wouldn't move period. I took off the shell, checked for continuity - no problem. Voltage directly to the motor leads, still no movement. took it apart (yikes, I'm gonna be quartering...) I removed the motor. Applied voltage to the leads... Nothing. I spun the shaft a few times. Voila!, motor runs. But stalls. the only way to get it moving again, is to spin the shaft, then it responds. I've been trying it, for hours and i get it spinning, drop the voltage and the next time i apply voltage, it won't move. would a short in the coated wires have burned up the motor, or is this a simple failure? SOLUTION - order a motor. Right? Here are the questions 1) How do I remove the cylinder assy, from the frame, without breaking it? I don't HAVE too, but since I snapped off the cosmetic shock support, trying, if I want to dig out the plastic bit and replace it , I need to. I think it is glued in and since I see no way to remove the rivet that attaches the cylinder assy, to the drive wheel, I don't want to snao it off ruin and have no way to install a new one. 2) I think I'm going to forgo the PCB connector ( I will use it to get Chassis voltage to the tender, but will wire the light and motor directly. I can't find a short, but why did the motor fail? 3) Has anyone had the coating fail, on bachmann steamers, where they painted the wires black and the black flakes off, but apparently not the plastic coating?