My wonderful wife purchased this set for me for Christmas. I was delighted that she did this until I opened the set and put it on the tracks. Taking it out off the box it is a beautiful set. As I was unpacking the passenger cars I was very pleased with their appearance until I got to the baggage car. One of the sliding doors was completely missing. I then put the set on the track for a run and was only running for about 5 minutes when the powered unit threw a traction tire. Thinking that...
So, I have had the Athearn NS 911 on pre-order for a little while now, and was wondering if there is a set shipping date. Trainworld has 12/30/18 listed, but Horizon Hobby and Athearn have Early Sept. listed. The problem is, I pre-ordered the unit from Trainworld and hope that it will not take another 4 months. I know I'm being a little impatient, but I would just like to know a set date. Thanks in advance, -NS6770.
Am I the only customer in the UK/World who has a problem with Lionel customer service. Since 2012 I have spent thousands of pounds GBP on Lionel Legacy and standard locomotives, tracks, accessories, and in the beginning I was a complete novice but as my confidence grew I purchased more and more. Lionel service was absolutely fantastic, but it seems now if you need an answer to a question or any after sales repairs it can take ages to get an answer,or upto eight weeks for a repair if not...
I would thin the Trainworld date is just a generic placeholder. If the manufacturer says early September, that would be the date I'd go with. I doubt Trainworld would get them four months after they hit the street, there would be no interest in them at that point and why would Trainworld bother if every other dealer had been selling them for four months.
This may be too simple, but relevant if you've never had a LC+ loco. There is a switch on the loco that determines whether the loco operates in command (LionChief remote/universal remote/bluetooth) or conventional mode. Make sure it's in conventional mode if that's what you are using, and in LionChief mode if you are using the remote. 16 volts should be enough in either mode.
DocMckay, I just came on this thread and am glad to see you already have the Forum input you need. You may already know what I'm about to say, especially if you have other LC+ engines. From my experience, when an LC+ engine is in remote mode and running at 16 volts, the engine will run fine, but its smoke production may be substantially less than it would be at 18 volts. Good luck with getting it taken care of ASAP by Trainworld. Arnold
I have a defective Lionchief Plus Pacific (Southern). My question is, from anyone's experience, would you advise I return it to Trainworld or ask them or Lionel to repair it? I just received it from Trainworld, the warranty is in effect, and it gets power (some chuff sounds) but does not run, either from transformer or remote. I followed the instructions carefully. My other engines run fine on the same track. 80 watt, 16 volt transformer. Thanks for any suggestion.
I agree. Return it for an exchange. If the replacement exhibits the same behavior, then look elsewhere for the cause. Curious, I can’t think of any O gauge transformer that outputs no more than 16 volts. What are you using?
Yep. That makes sense. I thought you meant a modern 80-watt transformer. I usually run all of my TMCC, Legacy and LionChief stuff at about 15 or 16 volts, so that shouldn’t be the problem. (Eighteen volts is the recommended maximum, not the minimum, for command control operations.)
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