I’m interesting in purchasing a Lionel 1-700E (6-18005) and wanted to know some things about it before I do so.
First - I wanted to know how true of a reproduction is it from the original 30’s model. I know that the 1-700E has Railsounds 1 and a smoke unit, but other than that, how does it compare?
Second – It’s been more than 25 years since it was produced so. Does it run like a Lionel product from the 90’s or is it a little more refined?
Third – Maintenance. Is it maintained (oil/lube) any differently than the 30’s model or closer to the Vision Line version?
I would like to hear from those who own the 90’s version or from those who own the 90’s and Vision Line version for their critiques and comments about each locomotive.
Thank you to everyone for your input.