Not a very Lionel Christmas

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  1. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    [FONT=&quot]I have read the few reports on the Lionel CW 80 transformer but since my daughters Polar Express has run fine with the CW 80 I just wrote all the bad talk off as a few people yelling a ton.

    Well now include me as one of those that have been let down by the Lionel CW 80. I purchased a new CW 80 just to run another passenger train set up that I bought for my daughter. Since it was a new set up (the set did not come with a transformer) I thought I would include a new transformer with it.

    Need I say that the new Lionel CW 80 made it for only a few laps around the Christmas tree. I was able to save the day by decommissioning my Pennsylvania RR Freight Line for the day.

    I keep it unplugged for most of the day hoping it would work later but needless to say no luck. So much for my view on the Lionel CW 80 I just hope the other one goes prior to the warranty expiring.[/FONT]
  2. Geno

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    You don't have to worry about that little turkey- most dealers have repalcement units that you can pick up in exchange for the dead unit.


    Geno
  3. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    The dealer did replace it today with out any problems. The other CW 80 has performed with out any problems. We have given it a heavy workout and I think this one will hold up. In addition the replacment has been working just as well.
  4. alexander

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    occasionally, problems occour, if 100 people buy one, one must be a bad one