Lionel 2100 Reading T1 question

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Lionel 2100 Reading T1 question
Posted by trains2353 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:23 PM

I have a Lionel Reading 2100 T1 steamer. In the cab it has a single plug which can get plugged in on the right or left. I have no idea what it is for. Nothing in the instructions say anything about it. Enclosed is a copy of the page that shows it, but doesnt say anything about it. Any one know what it does? TIA


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Posted by sir james I on Monday, April 15, 2019 8:36 AM

Yep i know. It is for the E-Unit. Plugged in one side the unit cycles. Plugged into the other side it turns the unit off so it will stay in whatever position it was in when you unplugged it. Check way back for info on the early 2020 it worked the same way. 

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Posted by trains2353 on Monday, April 15, 2019 9:05 AM

Thank you! Odd the instructions did not tell you that. It cycles now, so I'll let it be.

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Posted by Roger Carp on Monday, April 15, 2019 10:58 AM

Hi Bob,

Would you please contact me at CTT regarding your Lionel Reading steamer?


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