What's the product # for the engine?Al, here is a review I found on the Lionel FlyerChief Berkshire steamer. It shows the engine better
than my video. I agree with everything said in this video. My only complaint with the engine is with
the chuff sounds. At slower speeds it sounds great, but as you speed the engine up, you get to a point
that the chuff starts to sound like a machine gun. So you will find yourself running at a slower speed
than maybe your old Gilbert steamers. Not that big of deal. Its just what I noticed. Also the video mentions
whitewall wheels. Not all the engines get the whitewalls. I have 2 of these engines and only one has the whitewalls.
It depends on the road name. There is very little to not like on these engines. I doubt these wll last 70 years
like our Gilbert ones.
Lionel American Flyer FlyerChief 2-8-4 NKP Berkshire - Bing video
I'll let my buddy know, thanks for the info...The product number depends on which roadname and number you want. For example, the Pere Marquette is available in two road numbers. 44022 is #1225 and 44023 is #1223. Yes, the engine includes its own remote. It will also run conventional without the remote. It will also run from the LionChieff App on a cell phone and it has Bluetooth.
Yes, these are definitely Chionel products. Old man Gilbert would not approve.Welcome to the forum.
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