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Hi @gunrunnerjohn and @trnluvr, Sorry for the silence since my last post.  I was on vacation and every time i grabbed my laptop I got “The look”.  You guys have been great.  So… When I light up the track with the Powerhouse (18.94), the track inspector vehicle works (just purchased one).  The Camelback sits there in silence.   When I provide power via my CW-80 and power the track to 17.75 the Camelback works just fine as well as the inspection vehicle.   I’m not sure if it matters, but I connect the Legacy base to the outside rail and the power’s ground is connected to the inside rail and of course the actual power to the center rail (either power source).  Thoughts?

Hopefully I've chosen the proper place to post this:
As I had described earlier (previous page) I was having problems with my Legacy remote and could not run my Lionel engines, some of which I had purchased after the problem started so I never was able to try out by most recent (eBay) additions  to find out if I had made a wise purchase or not,  so I was really frustrated.
Long story short, I followed your recommendations here, sent the unit off to Lionel, fingers crossed, and had a really great experience with them !  Whenever I called down to N.C. to see where we were at I mostly spoke with  'Heather' who was probably the nicest, most reassuring and helpful warranty dept / rep I've ever had the pleasurer of dealing with - thank you Heather (and one other lady I spoke to once and who was also nice as can be but whose name escapes me right this minute. my apologies - but I'm OLD) !!
The turn around time was equally surprising. I had heard predictions of 4 to 5 weeks before my remote would be returned to me but nope, that was not the case.  If I have my dates correct, they received it on May 9th and it was back on my porch, repaired, this morning, May 21 !!
One of the voices in my head, lol, was warning me 'Too good to be true, wait 'til its hooked back up and successfully running train again before you start your grinnin' ear to ear.  5 minutes after opening the box the unit was ready for its test run and sure as sheet, my Lionel New York Central #5344 was a tearin' 'round my track a whistlin and a clangin' and smokin' like a like a bat outta **** !! Truth be told, I enjoy them the most when they are barely moving - like molasses off the end of a stick, passengers or freight in tow, as they pull away from the station or roundhouse rather than as if they were running in the Indy 500 (like many I've see on the 'tube). Its still early, I've only tried the one engine so far and for only twice around the layout before coming in here to share my exuberance with y'all while its still fresh in my mind.
My, I do go on, don't I ?
Again a big THANKS to everybody who helped in some way !!
Sticks

"... and it was cheap as well."

Ya know, that was the most surprising part. I had nothing, no instructions, warranty, receipt but yet was able to get it fixed just that simple. If only car manufacturers, or most products for that matter, came with the same warranty Lionel offers !!
It didn't cost me a penny and problem taken care of just like that. Had I known this, I would have been running trains, engines that were just sitting on a shelf, months ago !! I just had no idea. Who else offers service like this these days ?
As a kid, back in the '50s, I had all 'American Flyer'. I had a steamer / chrome New Haven line passenger set that was just gorgeous but went to who knows where when Mom did a thorough spring cleaning job one day back in the '60s.
Anyway, every kid knows 'Lionel' no matter what they owned or didn't own but I wonder how many know that Lionel offers such service ? I mean talk about standing behind your product not to mention customer service ! I know, I probably sound like I must have some other motive for this gloating, whatever, but nope, I'm just one of many anonymous, average guys out here with no other motive than to just share a great experience with others, its a simple as that. Zero to gain.
Thanks OGR / gunrunnerjohn,trnluvr,PRR1644,Richie C. for your time. Bravo Lionel.



BTW, I thought I posted this question a little while back but can't find any evidence that I did. Maybe I posted it in the wrong (incorrect) place ?  Hope I'm not breaking any rules about where to post questions like this so here it goes:

If the 'Pennsylvania Railroad' is the correct name for that company then why is their logo 'PRR' (two 'R's) instead of just 'PR'  ?

Its probably an old story, the question asked and answered a million times already but I've never seen it asked before, so ....

anybody ?

Yup, I understand that but the word 'railroad' is still one word. The FBI, I know I don't have to tell ya, or the CIA etc.  All separate words whereas 'Railroad' is only one word, ergo .... no second 'R' necessary. But who am I to say ? I've never been a a stockholder in the company (assuming it traded publicly) or on the BOD or even an exec.
I was just sermizing that it was very possible that maybe someone screwed up back in the beginning days of the company but since all the adverts were printed and sent out across the  country, execs business cards having been made up by the tens of  thousands and so on, someone high up the company latter decided that it was too expensive and too late to start all over with the correction and just hoped no one noticed or would care.
I'm one of those who really doesn't care but I found it curious and thought that maybe there was a great old story about those early days and the nephew of some big shot was hired, given a simple task they figured he could handle, and this was the result !! That old 'nepotism' gag was a regular joke back in the good old days of movies and tv.
I was just bored and lookin' to have a laugh or two. Little did I know that within a few hours of typing it I would be in my local hospital dealing with 'old mans' (painful) problems - hence my just getting back to you now  (I'm back home).
** Tip of the day gentleman: Drink PLENTY of WATER and hope that you never have to pass an 8mm stone !!

@4_Sticks posted:

Yup, I understand that but the word 'railroad' is still one word. The FBI, I know I don't have to tell ya, or the CIA etc.  All separate words whereas 'Railroad' is only one word, ergo .... no second 'R' necessary. But who am I to say ? I've never been a a stockholder in the company (assuming it traded publicly) or on the BOD or even an exec.

Well, you did ask why it was PRR, and I answered that query.  As to why they did that with the name, I have no idea.  I suspect it was because PR didn't have the ring they wanted, to the added the extra R.

Well, you did ask why it was PRR, and I answered that query.  As to why they did that with the name, I have no idea.  I suspect it was because PR didn't have the ring they wanted, to the added the extra R.

"I suspect it was because PR didn't have the ring they wanted, to the added the extra R."

Actually, this was the only realistic answer I could come up with myself.  Like I said, I know nothing about the company other than that famous 'PRR' so for all I knew there was a long passed around story of how it occured that I wasn't aware of.
I wonder if someone earned themself a promotion or a nice raise for the idea. Those two hard 'r's in the word certainly standout, no doubt about it and I know of at least one other logo that uses that same logic although its not coming to mind right at this (senior) moment.
"Now we know the rest of the story ..."

Thanks for replying.

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