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Was at the LHS, forum Sponsor The Imperial Train Company, today and this gem was unboxed.  Lionel's Halloween RS-11.  This was a surprise for sure.  Lots of cool sounds and "scary" bells and whistles.  As fast as it was unboxed, it had to be boxed right back up again because it was purchased.  The sound was crisp and loud and the engine performed flawlessly.  

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Grampstrains posted:
Greg Houser posted:

I think part of the problem is the catalog and online description on Lionel's website have no mention of the Halloween themed sounds.  That's definitely a point which needs to be made as that is what "makes" this engine. 

Does anyone know if the LionelChief+ Halloween engines (both steam and diesel) have this same sound set?

-Greg

You should read the catalog again.  It states right above the engine "Halloween themed crew talk and sounds"

Thanks, I shouldn't have assumed the catalogs would have information the website doesn't.

Fyi...I googled "Lionel Legacy diesel with Halloween sounds" and "Lionel Legacy Steamer with Halloween sounds". 

The diesel search took me here:

http://www.lionel.com/products...cy-rs-11-13-1933071/

No mention of the Halloween sounds.

The steamer search took me here:

http://www.lionel.com/products...acific-1031-6-85175/

No mention of Halloween sounds.

-Greg

Greg Houser posted:

I think part of the problem is the catalog and online description on Lionel's website have no mention of the Halloween themed sounds.  That's definitely a point which needs to be made as that is what "makes" this engine. 

Does anyone know if the LionelChief+ Halloween engines (both steam and diesel) have this same sound set?

-Greg

Lionel Hollween Mikado w/LionChief Plus and Bluetooth

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD49SJk9h_U

Doug W. posted:
Greg Houser posted:

I think part of the problem is the catalog and online description on Lionel's website have no mention of the Halloween themed sounds.  That's definitely a point which needs to be made as that is what "makes" this engine. 

Does anyone know if the LionelChief+ Halloween engines (both steam and diesel) have this same sound set?

-Greg

Lionel Hollween Mikado w/LionChief Plus and Bluetooth

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD49SJk9h_U

Thank-you!

-Greg

BobbyD posted:
MartyE posted:

Missed that Thanks.  All the more reason to purchase from a good LHS.

At the local store they all have the same issue Marty, they checked stock. 

Bummer, I wonder how many RCMC boards shipped with this flaw, I hope this isn't an epidemic!  So far it's the PA's and the RS11 models, but since the same board is in most Legacy diesels, this might be a torrent!

Both of my new RS11’s lose their ID, so yesterday when I went to start my train up, no go, as they both reset to ENG 1. So, I thought I’ll just flip the PRG/RUN on each one separately and reprogram them to their original ID without shutting the power off and on. To my surprise they both responded when I ‘set’ them. I hit Train 82  and off they went! Some of you may know this already but it was a learning experience for me! Also, you need to set them up in opposite directions than you normally would to have them operate in a train correctly. These are buggy, but with this new found procedure and the fact that the switch is so easily accessible, I may just leave it well enough alone for now and see what Lionel’s gonna do! 

NYC Z-MAN posted:

Both of my new RS11’s lose their ID, so yesterday when I went to start my train up, no go, as they both reset to ENG 1. So, I thought I’ll just flip the PRG/RUN on each one separately and reprogram them to their original ID without shutting the power off and on. To my surprise they both responded when I ‘set’ them. I hit Train 82  and off they went! Some of you may know this already but it was a learning experience for me! Also, you need to set them up in opposite directions than you normally would to have them operate in a train correctly. These are buggy, but with this new found procedure and the fact that the switch is so easily accessible, I may just leave it well enough alone for now and see what Lionel’s gonna do! 

The RS run long hood forward normally

Moonman posted:
NYC Z-MAN posted:

Both of my new RS11’s lose their ID, so yesterday when I went to start my train up, no go, as they both reset to ENG 1. So, I thought I’ll just flip the PRG/RUN on each one separately and reprogram them to their original ID without shutting the power off and on. To my surprise they both responded when I ‘set’ them. I hit Train 82  and off they went! Some of you may know this already but it was a learning experience for me! Also, you need to set them up in opposite directions than you normally would to have them operate in a train correctly. These are buggy, but with this new found procedure and the fact that the switch is so easily accessible, I may just leave it well enough alone for now and see what Lionel’s gonna do! 

The RS run long hood forward normally

Yes I realize this. You need to set them in opposite directions in a train, the lead locomotive has the be reversed, and the rear locomotive set as if going forward. Trust me, I have many years of understanding what goes into setting this stuff up and it is indeed backwards. I’ve set up two trains using brand new RS11’s configured in long nose forward and both exhibit the same symptom.

That sucks! I would not have ordered if I knew that. I use to get excited about ordering a new train, but now it brings anxiety. I did order from an Authorized dealer and Lionel does have a good warranty department. I just hate having to send my new train in for repair and waiting and hoping UPS does not destroy it like my Lionchief RS 4 years ago. 

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