Visionline 700E Hudson

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Visionline 700E Hudson

Post by blueline1962 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:12 pm

Hello. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on a problem I am having. My Visionline 700E Hudson is acting strange. When I power it up and begin the startup sequence, the only sounds I hear are the cab/control tower talk, bell, whistle, etc. What I don't hear are the sounds when it is sitting idle on the track, or the chuff when I roll it out. I tried resetting the engine numerous times to no effect. I then separated the loco from the tender and when I powered up the track again, I could hear all the normal sounds from the tender (chuff, etc.) I then connected the locomotive to the tender and when I rolled it out, all the sounds again were normal. When I powered down then powered up and tried to start the sequence again, the same problem occurred. I then tried it in conventional mode and all the sounds were normal. So I am at a loss. I supsect it may be coming from the legacy control station but am not sure. I have a question out to Lionel but am hoping someone can give me some feedback. I would hate to spend a fortune to fix this. Looking foward to hearing from anyone regarding this.


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Re: Visionline 700E Hudson

Post by mp15ac » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:17 pm


You may want to ask your question on the O-Gauge RR forums. There are many members who are very knowledgeable about modern Lionel trains.

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