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@Rod Stewart posted:

Just got my custom run CN #2616 from MrMuffin a couple of days ago.

Mine just came today, with Harry Hieke's masterful medium weathering arranged through Mr. Muffin's Trains.

I see an SMD type LED in the roof of the cab, but it does not come on while the locomotive is in the stationary position. Is there a trick to get it to work?

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@Bob "O" posted:

Mine just came today, with Harry Hieke's masterful medium weathering arranged through Mr. Muffin's Trains.

I see an SMD type LED in the roof of the cab, but it does not come on while the locomotive is in the stationary position. Is there a trick to get it to work?

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Nice question Bob. I never even noticed it. I'll have to check mine again.

You may have to toggle rule 17 lighting ON with the Cab-2; not sure.

Nice weathering job by the way; I like it a lot.

Rod

@Rod Stewart posted:

Nice question Bob. I never even noticed it. I'll have to check mine again.

You may have to toggle rule 17 lighting ON with the Cab-2; not sure.



@Bob "O" If the engine is already "fired up", simply press the engine soft key, and there should be a cab light button in the bottom corner. Note that this feature can only be accessed via legacy.

Unfortunately, the Rule 17 toggle does not turn it on. While I was in the train room, I checked the Legacy Control System manual. On page 35 are the exact instructions that Trainmaster suggested. But this Cab light icon does not help either.

I can live without a cab light. The flickering firebox certainly keeps things well lit. Rod, did you have a chance to see if your cab light works? Perhaps it's not meant to work.

It runs well and smokes well from the stack. Whistle steam is weak so far, but others have said it improves with time. Love the variable pitch for whistle and bell.

Thanks to both for suggestions.

Bob

@Bob "O" posted:

Unfortunately, the Rule 17 toggle does not turn it on. While I was in the train room, I checked the Legacy Control System manual. On page 35 are the exact instructions that Trainmaster suggested. But this Cab light icon does not help either.

I can live without a cab light. The flickering firebox certainly keeps things well lit. Rod, did you have a chance to see if your cab light works? Perhaps it's not meant to work.

It runs well and smokes well from the stack. Whistle steam is weak so far, but others have said it improves with time. Love the variable pitch for whistle and bell.

Thanks to both for suggestions.

Bob

Bob I did just check mine and the cab led is lit whenever the engine is stopped, and goes out just as it starts moving, just as it should. So I can say it IS supposed to work. It sounds like you may have a wiring or a connection issue? Hard to say.

Rod

I finally got my C&O and BC&G today after UPS didn't bother to tell me where they were.

Happy that the tender trucks got changed on the production run to a prototypical Andrews vs whatever that is that was shown in the catalog.  Had already bought two sets of complete trucks at last years parts sale to change them out.  I now have extra trucks that I will use somewhere and it saves me the trouble.

Now to change the headlight to a winged one and renumber to better match the prototype.

The BC&G is way off, but I'm just going to have to live with that as you will not get anything else - doesn't exist.

Wow, which one is the real one??
Kidding aside, they are really close and I have never seen pics of the real deal. Nice.
I see the real engine does not have the step in the running boards near the front. And it also has raised sides aroind the coal bin. Otherwise they are pretty close. And the tender does not hace a backup light, like the model depicts. The real one might have the front steam dome closer to the stack, kind of hard to tell exactly.
Thanks for the pics!
Rod

@Rod Stewart posted:

Wow, which one is the real one??

I enhanced the real engine picture so you can see more detail.





@PH1975 posted:

@Rod Stewart - Either the bottom photo in Bob’s pics is the real engine or they have giant leaves in Haliburton, Ontario.  😜

The bell placement is incorrect but otherwise nearly a dead ringer. The Lionel tender does not have a back up light as do the other 2-8-0's in this run.

Thanks for the improved picture GRJ.

Our autumn leaves are known for their colour and grandeur! Photos taken today. Next week the leaves would be even better

Bob

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