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    Default Lifelike engines in original wrap and sitting since 2001

    I was on Ebay and saw a Lifelike C-liner A&B set that was still in original seal since 2001. Is there going to be any real issue with running them after they've been airtight for 16 years?

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    This was my experience (paint wise) with an older NIB loco from LifeLike -> https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...-B-Locomotives

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    I have had great results with a number of splitframe later generation Life Like engines -- never had any paint pealing issues... should be services, cleaned, re-lubed, etc... but generally as good as earlier Kato or Atlas locos I have in my collection.

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    I have 2 C-liner A units that were from Walters Proto 2000 so I'm guessing they are from 2004 or later.
    I put Intermountain decoders in them and they run great. pull like mules - though a bit noisy. paint is great and they came with accumate couplers.
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    I have a number of C-liners which I'm sure were in various stages of neglect. If you're installing DCC, while you have it apart, just take the old lubrication off the gears and put a bit of fresh oil on. Then you'll be pleasantly surprised...those things will pull your teeth out.
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    If they are new in the package I'd just run them gently for a few minutes. Make sure they are properly lubed then put them on a train. A few years ago I found a set of PRR C Liners at a little hobby shop in Evansville, IN. They ran just fine.

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    btw, I have 4 Lifelike/Proto locos, the 2 C=Liners and an RS-2 and a GP 20. All work fine.
    As far as running them, you should always break-in a new loco.
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    If these are C Liners from the 2001 issue then they are not DCC ready. That only occurred with the 2006 release. See Spookshows report on these.

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    Edit: Never mind. I didn't see this was a zombie thread. The original post was 2 years old. What I was going to say, Drifter beat me to it. 2 years ago.
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