Lionel 2014 Preview Catalog

The new catalog goes live this wednesday on their web site as well as ours. Great mix of new items. Had the pleasure yesterday of a visit from most of the "upper management" at Lionel. Howard and I talked about a number of things and without going into details expect some changes. And yes they hear us about the shipping sked! Remember they are just getting use to things and how they worked and now they plan to improve on that. Their Marketing guy, Mike Phillips spent some time with our IT guy and alot was accoplished. I am looking forward to the day when we go live with our new inventory control system and have "real time" data. I am not allowed to discuss what is in the new catalog till Wed. so please don't ask me too. Thanks Charlie....

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Charlie you are a gem to always keep us informed, while respecting the wishes of your supplier. Thanks for the heads up about the release date for the new catalog.

 

I was told back in February that there were BIG changes coming from Lionel and this sure has played out. Let's all hope that these changes with give us the best Lionel ever.

Their Marketing guy, Mike Phillips spent some time with our IT guy and alot was accoplished. I am looking forward to the day when we go live with our new inventory control system and have "real time" data. 

 

THANK GOD  for both Lionel management and the hobby shop owners comming up with an mth product locator clone! You don't realize how POWERFUL a tool that is to both the consumers and store owners.

 

For those store owners who refuse to get on board you don't realize the easier $$ that can be made!

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Charlie,

 

Eveyone seems to be assuming that your statement "new inventory control system and have "real time" data" references a Lionel specific dealer-wide system.

 

Is that what you're talking about or do you mean system for your store's use only?

Thank you for the info. In Germany, many businesses are run by "Mittlestand" meaning a non-adversarial approach to common issues by all parties. We need this in the USA, where our habit in many instances is a shoot-out at the OK corral, with a lot of wasted time, money and energy. So, Lionel sitting down with a big seller and working through common issues is wonderful.
 

 

Originally Posted by LionelLLC:

I saw something on the inter-web and it looks like the cover of the 2014 catalog has a New Haven Little Joe (EP-5) on the cover.

 

Stu

I believe what you saw was the 2014 Lionel Calendar. I have one and the Little Joe is on the cover of the calendar.

Originally Posted by Balto:
Originally Posted by LionelLLC:

I saw something on the inter-web and it looks like the cover of the 2014 catalog has a New Haven Little Joe (EP-5) on the cover.

 

Stu

I believe what you saw was the 2014 Lionel Calendar. I have one and the Little Joe is on the cover of the calendar.


Upon further review, I think you're right.  Sorry for the false alarm.

 

Stu

Originally Posted by Passenger Train Collector:

Charlie you are a gem to always keep us informed, while respecting the wishes of your supplier. Thanks for the heads up about the release date for the new catalog.

 

I was told back in February that there were BIG changes coming from Lionel and this sure has played out. Let's all hope that these changes with give us the best Lionel ever.

My thoughts exactly!  Charlie, thanks for your contributions to the forum.

 

 

 

"Moreover, experience proves that there is virtually no limit to the amount of cars, track, equipment, etc., the scale model railroader will buy once you have planted the "system" idea in his head. The more he has, the more he still wants." A.C. Gilbert Co. - 1947

Yes you can preorder. In fact if I recall correctly Lionel has stated they will only make the amount that has been ordered. So if you really want it better order in advance or chance getting one from a store that order extra ones.

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Originally Posted by Rocky Mountaineer:
That's what I thought too.  Both locos on the catalog cover appear to have already been released...  unless of course Lionel is offering new road numbers.

David

Thats probably the point, theres plenty of those still on the shelves, especially the sharks. I saw the sharks going for $455 at Hobby Station.

 

Items that do not "move" typically roll over into the next catalog.

 

No reason for Trainworld to hide the cover, nuthin new on it.



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