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In reading the Lionel sound description of the 2031020 NYC 4-6-6T, it states that there are three speakers in the engine. One in the boiler and two in the tender.  Looking at the video, I see only one speaker in the tender.  Is this another print error in Lionel's description of the engine? Every website describing the engine states it has three speakers.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

@John Rowlen posted:

In reading the Lionel sound description of the 2031020 NYC 4-6-6T, it states that there are three speakers in the engine. One in the boiler and two in the tender.  Looking at the video, I see only one speaker in the tender.  Is this another print error in Lionel's description of the engine? Every website describing the engine states it has three speakers.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

There's no way they crammed three speakers into that shell!  This is obviously brought to you by the magic of cut-n-paste from a description of something like a Vision Line steamer.

@harmonyards posted:

Ted, there’s nothing wrong with the simple worm on worm wheel set up .....be it 16:1 or 20:1 ....Cruise is here to stay, and 99.9% of us are glad about it....buddy, you’re in a minority of minorities....and unfortunately, out of the box, that CC Niagara is the worst engineered pile of poo to ever roam the rails!...you can’t buy one without first having to rip it all to pieces and rebuild the driveline!...and taking it apart...( I’m sure even Alex will attest to this) step1: call all your friends and tell them you’ll be busy for a long, long time.....you got to gut a toolbox to fix that thing....once rebuilt, it’s a good runner....but good golly, don’t use that abomination as an example.....

Pat

Ha! I replaced the gears in a CC Niagara. I got a lot of help taking it apart

And I had to put it back together alone. It took me around 8 hours...maybe a half hour or so trying to make sure where all the screws went. I bought a set of brass gears for the shelf in case I ever was unfortunate enough to see another one.

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My NYC version arrived with the two front ladders broken off. Lionel wants it returned to install a new pilot assembly. I could do it myself, but they don't seem interested in sending the part along to me, despite the documentation I sent them, showing the damage.

Otherwise, the engine seems to be a good runner. Tons of smoke and the whistle smoke is extraordinary!

I repaired the pilot myself, but plan on getting a new one when the part comes available. The epoxy repair looks fine, but the strength of a soldered joint isn't there...

Tom

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@N&W 1218 posted:

Just got my New Army version out of the box last night. WOW! Never seen so much smoke. Pulls the MTH RailKing Army Passenger cars with no problem. I’m very happy, even after reading this thread. If a problem arises later I’ll crack that shell when I have to. 😎

N&W 1218,

    How about posting a video? I did not see one on your YouTube channel.

Thanks

JohnB

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