RE: Lionel 1931180 #3304 A-6 Union Pacific Steam Locomotive (From the 2018 Vol 2 catalog)
The good news is that my new locomotive arrived yesterday. I put it on the track today, powered it up and hit ENG 1 on my Legacy controller and it started up, smoked nicely and whistle smoke worked as well as the whistle and bell. It moved forward and reversed fine.
I had asked the dealer to test all functions before shipping and he did.
The bad news: A few minutes later, I again powered up the locomotive and the main smoke unit started smoking like crazy...then the very bad burning smoke smell followed. I powered it down, turned off the smoke unit then powered it up again and train sounds started without addressing the engine and now it will not move or respond to any Legacy commands.
Since it is Saturday and there is nobody to call at Lionel, I wanted to see if there was any suggestions to try or if the only choice is to get an RA and send to Lionel for repair. The dealer does not have another one and I already paid $ 45.81 to ship in here (CA) and would hate to pay another $ 45.81 to return it to him, get a refund and still have no locomotive!
Please, no Lionel bashing!
I'm just looking for suggestions.