At this point even part numbers for boards and smoke units would be fine by me, as those are what usually need replacement anyway.Like John, I prefer the new system. Much red tape with the current setup. As far as parts diagrams for newer engines, what few they have put up show most items not available anyway.
The idea that the factory won’t supply Lionel parts vs using whole engines is nuts. I’ll be curious to know where the MTH engines Lionel is acquiring will be made. Hopefully still in Korea where parts can be had without having to bring in complete items.
Wouldn't this also give them reason to cancel future training classes for technicians. If so you may need to modify your signature line!Actually very happy to see this. Solves all the problem of begging them for warranty reimbursement! Now I can just fix them and bill the customer.
That's getting off the subject. We're talking "warranty" repair here, and not "out-of-warranty" repair.So Lionel won't repair out of warranty items and they aren't training anyone outside of the corporate walls how to repair anything, how do I have out of warranty products repaired 5, 10 or 20 years from now when all the guys who do it now are gone?
You can send in RCMC and get them reprogramed. Did that for my J3a Hudson with five chuffs just last summer.They don’t want old boards any more. If you are sure which one is bad you can just order it. Early on you had to return a RCMC to get a replacement but no more. At service school they actually made it a point they don’t want anyone repairing to component level as it takes too much time. Its still possible though in some cases.
😱 😱😱😱😱😱Brings home the point that these do fail and what happens when they run out of parts? Mine is off to repair as I type this.