@John Knapp posted:
D. Returning these to the dealer (and eventually back to Lionel) seems like the best way to let Lionel know of the problems with these trucks and that they are not really compatible with existing equipment.
This is true with any defective item from the box that requires more than just putting a screw back in or a minor detail part to be re-attached. By "fixing" these problems we accept mediocrity. Any manufacturer that sees this will just continue to push out the same knowing we'll take care of it ourselves.