With some extra Christmas money at my disposal, I decided to pick up a new engine. The local hobby shop actually had an Atlas H16-44 on hand so I picked it. Lo and behold, it had the same problem as the last one. Well that’s too big of a coincidence to be a coincidence. So I returned it and got this GE U23B instead. I know it’s an odd choice given the era this layout seems to be headed toward (1940-1960) but I already have on CSX engine on hand so I guess it’s not too out of place. This one runs like a charm too.