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that would be very difficult as both motors would need to be geared to each other, and best practice would be to connect "early" in the drivetrain, preferable motor shafts.

Also you would want motors to be vertical I would think.

Better to power the tender, and get speed matched.... adding weight to the loco will just chew up the gears faster.

If this was the LGB-Aster one (metal boiler), it will eat gears on it's own.

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There are stickers and also the part number should tell you.

this page has guides to the stickers LGB uses and what they indicate is in the loco... a good start


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TAC, do you know what voltage is getting to the motor? I've seen very few in motion, but I have never heard they were geared low, in fact the opposite, geared too high for the weight of the loco.

I assume that is a dead flat layout.

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Even though I did not get an answer, the video, and the fact there are a lot of live steamers on that track means it is pretty level, so hopefully I made my point. Yes 2-3% will kick it's butt and slowing to a crawl means accelerated drivetrain wear.

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