This past week my 990 base has been acting a little wonky - going in and out of contact with my Cab-2. I noticed the base lights flicker, not having that nice fade in/out glow and the indicator light looks like the base is trying to reset (middle yellow light). It will do this for a period, then work normally for a while, then revert back to the erratic state.
This set was one of the originals when it first came out. My question is are the latest version of the 990 base/controller more robust or are they suspect to issues as well? This set is probably over 10 years old. Would Lionel still be able to repair it if I sent it in? I still have my 20 year old original TMCC Base/Cab-1 as a back up.