Also guys take note you can't turn the smoke unit off and on with Lionel Cab1L or Cab2 on the U23B but you can boost smoke unit with 9 key so if you want turn smoke unit off you have turn switch off underneath of front truck.
Chessie, you can't turn the smoke unit off with the remote on a modern-day command-equipped locomotive? Really? Something just doesn't sound right about that!
I wonder if this was just a design/engineering oversight, or a really poor intentional decision by the folks at Atlas? And I'm also wondering if the Trainman RS3 I have on pre-order will be built the same way?
Thanks for the heads up...and enjoy your new engine! Will you be posting any pics or videos?