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I love my #1225 Berk, if only I could get a trailing truck axle bearing for it.... ridiculous.
Mr. Gilbert would not be happy about current "American Flyer" customer service.
Yep, I did a separate post about this.
 

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I have a 1225 Berk also. One heck of an engine. I also have a 765 Berk.
What happened to the trailing truck.

I don't call these American Flyers. They are Lionel. I am not fond of most
Lionel S scale engines. The FlyerChiefs are an exception.


Pere Marquette 1225 and Nickel Plate Road 765 run side by side - YouTube

Here are the prototypes
Yes, these are definitely Chionel products. Old man Gilbert would not approve.
I figured at $250 for a loco, 3 cars, power pack, and track, it was a deal.
I need to put another $20 into getting the rear axle back in, but hey...
This is my first S size locomotive. I'll post more once she is rolling.

Chionel was absolutely no help, they told me I had to buy a complete trailing truck, then told me its not available.
I found the bearing number, myself, but its out of stock.

So, I'll buy a pilot truck, and harvest the parts. More on my 1225 Berk later.
 

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Lionel did a good job designing that app. I have it on a couple of older iPhones I keep in the train room. Works good, just like the video.
They have also made the app interface with their Universal Remote.
So now, you can use the app to control the older RF only units.
In other words, if the Universal Remote can run the engine, then the app will run that same engine through the Universal Remote, in hot spot mode. Very cool wizardry.
 

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This is the video that sold me on the AF Berkshire.
I got the whole set delivered for $250, but mine needs a little bit of work, stay tuned.
Well, I got the axle bushing issue sorted. I noticed some loose screws, so decided to check every screw, none of them were tight. I also had to fix one of the cars, the truck sides were loose, so the axles had lots of play. Less than good quality control. I got it all sorted, and the engine runs great, smokes like a chimney, and the LionChief app is absolutely brilliant. Precision control, adjustable momentum etc.
 
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