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I have a Bachmann Nyc 4-8-4 Niagara Steam Engine. I bought it brand New, And I've had it for a while. I just finished Custom painting it, and was running it aroundthe track, when it derailed. after setting it back up, It will not Run properly. At full Throttle, The Engine Slows To a crawl, and the tender Feels hot, with an electrical smell. Please Help!

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