Still looking to buy a Lionel Vision Line Genset Switcher - either the UP or NW version - cant find any on line and know it would have to be a "used" one - if anyone has any ideas let me know thanks in advance
Do you mean the NS (Norfolk Southern) genset switcher? Lionel never made on dressed up in the Norfolk and Western scheme as the gensets are far to new with them being built in the 2000’s. I’m assuming the locomotive you want is what the locomotive in the picture is? Also, you tried looking for one at your, LHS or at close out retailers? If you want a genset, you could always go with an mth premier genset with PS3 for cheaper than that of a vision genset. If you have to have a vision, you could also look for one at train shows. I’ve seen them before, but they might be a little overpriced.
thanks - yes I typed too fast - i also have heard that the Lionel Vision line units were not very reliable - i think the MTH would be a good option - thats for the reply
I have a Vidion Line one and it’s great. It’s been reliable for years and is much nicer than my MTH one
I have the Vision line UP Genset and its a awesome piece this is my second one and both are very reliable I wish you luck on your search
ted K posted:
….- i also have heard that the Lionel Vision line units were not very reliable - ….
I didn't know that. I had the NS version for a few years, and never a problem. Had to keep the exhaust rain caps clean for perfect visual operation. But, they worked perfectly. Very cool, especially close up. Very nice slow speed operation, too
Good luck in your search.
thanks - i guess i may have bee wrong on the reliability issue - sounds like the Lionel Vision Line is the one to get
I have one you might be interested in but there is no email in your profile. Mine is email@example.com
A few folks had one in this thread as well. Not sure if they still have them. I have the UP and KCS gensets and I love them. No issues.
Actually the real Gensets have had reliability issues. The Lionel ones are fine. You just have to clean the stacks sometimes for the smoke feature to work.
thanks - may look at some train shows and visit York in October - will keep looking
I have a UP Vision Line Genset I would be willing to sell. I didn't see an email in your profile.
hi sorry my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org for anyone who may want to discuss further