Lione l/american flyer challenger 4-6-6-4 steam engines

I was wondering if anyone was having problems out of their challenger engine?  I have 2 of these engines and I have had nothing but problems out of mine.....AC regulator (both engines)  IR transmitter (both engines)  short in clinchfield that burnt up motor board and mother board and melted a bunch of wires and several smoke motors. 

I have 2 Y's and a big boy that run fine. I also have the N&W blue 44c and it operates great.

Yes I have been using the AF 300 watt transformer.  I plan on installing the lionel lock on for better protection from shorts.  I love running these engines and want to keep on running them.

Thanks

Billyjack

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I have a Challenger and a Y3, I have had issues with the smoke unit fan motors, and I have them fixed by Lionel Service, but nothing else.  No other problems.

I run mine at home and at train shows on the club layout where they get lots of use, and they have been very good.

Aflyer

ACSG Carolinas Division

NASG

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