Mopac I agree. These modern Lionel/ American Flyer locomotives are advanced technology wise but I don't know about their reliability. Tom has alluded to that fact. The fact that the original Gilbert American Flyer 60-70 year old locomotives still run reliably is a testament to those Gilbert engineers. Even though my layout is TMCC equipped and I could run the newer stuff, to me they have way more electronics than I am comfortable with.I enjoy this thread also. I too hope the guys keep posting. Its amazing these 70 year
old gems are still capable of running. Nothing made now will be working in 70 years.
Well, very little of it.