A few days ago I was glancing through some old magazines (CTT) in preparation for re-cycling them. I came across a product review of this accessory...and the Unloader...after their upgraded release of years ago.
It mentioned that there was a 'problem' with the claws on the culvert transfer trolley having a delayed release of the culvert into the waiting car (The trolley is returning to its 'home' position when the culvert finally drops). It then mentioned that Lionel dealers were to contact Lionel for a corrective tip on this situation. (Most of the review, though, was quite positive....as has been my experience.)
I installed my Culvert Loader/Unloader pair not long ago. It works quite well....except for this idiosyncrasy with the Loader. I have adjusted the track/car position in an effort to solve the issue. It's....OK. But if Lionel had a further tip, I'd like to know about it.
Do any of you accessory gurus know what this Lionel 'tip' might be that was referenced in the article?
I know, I know....I could call Lionel. But this product was issued back when Lionel and its tech staff were located in Michigan. Now that they're all in North Carolina, and many of the tipster-techs from back then are gone, I thought the forum might have a broader base of accessory product knowledge from this vintage than the current staff. My apologies if I'm selling them short.
Thanks for any help.