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Posted by G BEAR on Monday, July 18, 2016 4:56 PM

I'm new to the forum and I was looking for feedback on the LIONEL Lionchief+ Steam Locomotives, 4-6-4 Hudsons and the 2-8-2 Mikados.  Thanks for the feedback.  

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:40 AM

Welcome to the forum as per feedback on Lionelchief (+) items I can't as I don't like the concept but it seems to be working for Lionel. 

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:21 AM

Nothing but praise for these engines. They perform well and so far have a good track record. Some people don't like them because each engine type uses a different controller but there is an add on controller that will operate 3 engines. Think about it, how many engines do we usually run at one time anyway.

S.J.

Edit, One note IF you buy more than 1 engine of the Same Type they will both respond to either controller.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:18 AM

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:26 AM

They were never intended to replace TMCC or Legacy, it is a good system for those that just want a few trains at a reasonable price. All MTH engines have remote control(DCS) in them you pay for it even if you are never going to use it. Lionel has offered a system that at reasonable cost gives you remote control.

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Posted by Michael6268 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:02 AM

And there's always the option to run them in conventional mode.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:20 AM

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:44 AM

Welcome to the CTT forum.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:06 PM

Welcome aboard G Bear!  We have a lot of fun here and sure do learn a lot from each other!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:49 PM

Welcome aboard!

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Posted by sir james I on Friday, July 22, 2016 8:43 AM

You know it's a wee bit annoying when people ask questions and then don't follow up with a reply on their thread. Those of us leaving answers like to know the outcome

S.J.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, July 22, 2016 7:25 PM

It's only been four days.

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Posted by G BEAR on Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:28 PM

I'm sorry that I didn't reply to my post before now.  I have severe memory impairment, as such I don't always remember even something I did five seconds ago.  Getting "Old" isn't easy.

I would like to thank everyone for the feed back.

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:47 PM

Long enough if I was waiting for an answer.

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Posted by phillyreading on Friday, July 29, 2016 10:57 AM

Welcome to the forum! I don't have the Lionel Lion Chief set or any engines with that. Have heard from others that you can only use it with up to 3 engines and they need to be Lion Chief from Lionel. Lion Chief won't work with TMCC or Legacy according to what I have heard else where.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:42 AM

G BEAR

I'm sorry that I didn't reply to my post before now.  I have severe memory impairment, as such I don't always remember even something I did five seconds ago.  Getting "Old" isn't easy.

I would like to thank everyone for the feed back.

 

Don't feel bad, I don't remember if I "went to the bathroom" this morning.

I assume I did, but....

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Posted by bethlehem joe on Saturday, January 05, 2019 5:48 PM

Firelock76

 I have three, a camelbach , a mikado, and a pacific type. I run all three on transformer mode with only sacficing the coupler operation. Considering that I also have Williams , Post War, and command locos on the track at the same time,operating on transformer mode is the way to go.

 
G BEAR

I'm sorry that I didn't reply to my post before now.  I have severe memory impairment, as such I don't always remember even something I did five seconds ago.  Getting "Old" isn't easy.

I would like to thank everyone for the feed back.

 

 

 

Don't feel bad, I don't remember if I "went to the bathroom" this morning.

I assume I did, but....

 

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