Lionel's New PRR Operating Merchandise Car

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March 14, 2013 12:04 AM

Does anyone have any information about expected delivery of this car? Catalog #6-27941 (old #3854). It had a write-up in the last issue of LCCA's The Lion Roars magazine (with a painted production car), and there's a YouTube video showing an unpainted sample car, but it doesn't appear on Lionel's shipping website.

 
 
 
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March 14, 2013 12:22 AM

That car has been out for a while now. I bought mine two months ago.

 

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March 14, 2013 12:44 AM

Mine has been on order from Hobby Station and they have not said anything about delivery. Delivery/shipping info has not appeared on Lionel's website, as I mentioned.

 

When did you get your car, and from what supplier?  Thank you.

 
 
 
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March 14, 2013 12:53 AM

Hi

 

I bought mine from Charles Ro. In january. I noticed when Lionel ships an item, it is now removed from the list.

 

Pat

 
 
 
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March 14, 2013 3:00 AM

I had mine pre-ordered from Charles Ro and I received it before the end of last year. I know that there was a tread on the Hobby Station last week. I ordered an item from them last and it took me over a month to get my refund from them.

 

Paul

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March 14, 2013 9:12 AM

I also got mine from C-Ro - probably about 2 months ago

 

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March 14, 2013 9:29 AM

It is available on the Grzyboski website for 64.95

 

 

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March 14, 2013 9:47 AM

I got mine a good month and a half ago, after a pre-order with the Train Station that I made @ 11/5/12.

 

It is a very nice car.

 
 
 
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March 14, 2013 10:18 AM

Hobby Express in Cranberry, Pa also had them in stock a few weeks ago at suggested retail.
 
 
 
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March 14, 2013 10:20 AM

Got mine from Charlie Ro also, right around the end of the year. There was a discussion and video here.

 

http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/d...20#12129987972650920

 

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March 14, 2013 11:16 AM

If you have or buy one, check the couplers. The coupler plate has weak springs and tends to sag downward. Make sure yours will stay closed in a train before you have it past the warranty exp. date.

 

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March 14, 2013 11:21 AM

I've had the brown door version since the end of December.  They're a little wobbly on their trucks.

 

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March 14, 2013 11:49 AM

are the trucks held on by screws or the C clip?

 

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March 14, 2013 12:18 PM

The trucks are mounted with screws. My car was lop sided. I had to remove the car body and tighten the screws on the trucks. She sits straight now.

 

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March 14, 2013 12:28 PM

Since they are mounted with screws, just add a washer ( i forget what size) between the screw & truck.  I did this on a bunch of my cc rolling stock that were wobbly on their trucks (mainly the auto loaders & cabooses)  and they run great now

 

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March 14, 2013 1:21 PM

Grzyboski's doesn't have it, nor does C Ro. Called Hobby Station and after second call the phone was answered. They have record of my order and made their initial charge to my cc but said they never received their order from their distributor. Looks like I'm SOL.

 
 
 
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March 14, 2013 1:39 PM

Google Lionel 27941. You'll find a few out there.

 

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March 14, 2013 2:13 PM

mthhi7 Shoot me an email.  Thanks!  It's in my profile.

 
 
 
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March 14, 2013 2:37 PM

Originally Posted by mtnhi7:

Grzyboski's doesn't have it, nor does C Ro. Called Hobby Station and after second call the phone was answered. They have record of my order and made their initial charge to my cc but said they never received their order from their distributor. Looks like I'm SOL.

Grzyboski's still lists it as In Stock on their web site:

 

http://www.grzyboskitrains.com...3854-merchandise-car

 

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March 14, 2013 4:32 PM

Click on my name in one of my posts and then scroll down below the big bold "Member Ranking" number on the right hand side of your screen.  Under "Extended Profile," Biography," my email will show up.

 

Or shoot me your email on here and I'll  hit you up.

 
 
 
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March 14, 2013 5:23 PM

Hobby Station is going to process a refund for me. The lady at HS called distibutors and they told her their orders were not going to be fulfilled. It would have been nice if HS's communication with its customers had been better. I'm certainly disappointed.  Thanks to those who replied to my question.

 
 
 
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March 14, 2013 7:08 PM

hey mtnhi7

 

I'm going to the NJ Greenbrrg show Sat. and will look around.

Hopefully someone will have given you a lead by then.

The previous 27941 Merchandise car thread was very informative. What this forum is all about. I like how one can unload barrels and boxes on same raised platform.

Nice for the small layout. Who knew  eh eh

 

Floyd

 
 
 
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March 15, 2013 12:49 PM

I found one. Thanks.

 
 
 
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