No issues here on the test track. It's very smooth with good axles, just like the good old days of Athearn. This one has a NCE DCC installation.PLEASE NOTE: It is a DCC ONLY engine if you are going to run it on a layout. It does not work on DC-powered layouts. Dummy plug for DC operation is not included. Full factory instructions are included. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Locomotives". The seller is "speedermt19" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.