Of course, Legacy and Steam Whistle would be nice. But here goes:
1) C&O 614
2) NKP 759. They should have everything "left over" from the 779 and 765....just change the cab number and the sound effects specific to 779/765/759...but don't use the engineer with the New York accent. (Rich Melvin maybe?)
2.1)Heck....reissue the 765 w/better steam effects.
3) Re-issue the Milwaukee Road 261 since I completely missed the boat on that one.
4) How about a reissue of UP FEF 844....just "throw in" some new steam effects. It's one of their best locos ever....IMHO.
The tooling for 2-4 has already been created. Am I asking too much?
More scale small and medium Pacifics. L&N 152, GM&N/BM&R/R&N 425, S&A 750, CP 2317, AT&SF 3415, FEC 148... surely more I'm forgetting. Why all these behemoths that look silly even on O-72? These engines could be scale and still run on 0-42 or even O-36.
Kitbashing Reading Company steam engines until the day I can build a layout. Sometimes I do custom work for others.
My one request is for a USRA Heavy Mikado. Everyone has made the USRA Light Mike but no heavy. There were well over 15 railroads that used these engines so lots of potential paint schemes. The easy part of it for Lionel is that they can use the frame, drive wheels and steam chest from their light Mike, so there would be a nice saving on tooling.
The engine should be in full-scale, Legacy with all the "bells and whistles" that can be installed on the engine, and should be "list" priced at under $1,000.
Most other prototype engines have already been offered but here's one, and a very popular one at that, that just begs to be modeled.
It's very simple... Just don't use the feature. It's been dumbed down to the point that the mfg cost to include it is likely very negligible anyway. I just hope Lionel uses a different engineer's voice on their 2013 locomotives -- or adds a bit of variety at the very least.
1. East African Railways Class 59 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 Beyer-Garrat
2. Baldwin "Boomer" 3-cylinder compound 4-10-2 No. 60000 in The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
3. Reading K-1 2-10-2
4. Reading N-1 2-8-8-2. 11 were rebuilt as K1 2-10-2's in 1927.
5. Philadelpia & Reading Camelback 4-4-2 No. 1027. She headed the fastest regularly scheduled passenger trains in the world duirng the 1890's on the Atlantic City Railroad. To compete, the Pennsy built duplicates, class E1. That culminated in the E6 Atlantics.
6. Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern 2-6-2 No. 250. She and her sister 2-8-2 No. 300 were featured in an LP album, Steam Under Thundering Skies. No. 300 rests by the Amtrak station in Hattiesburg. I rode behind No. 250 on the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern and on the Wolfeboro Railroad in NH.
7. Reading & Northern 4-6-2 No. 425 (ex Gulf, Mobile & Northern)
8. Great Western / Strasburg Baldwin light 2-10-0 No. 90 (with her Reading whistle)
9. William Mason in the B&O Museum in Baltimore. Original paint scheme and as the WANDERER in the movie, Wild Wild West.
New York Central H10 a or b. Instead of radio communication between engineer and tower would prefer talk between fireman and engineer and maybe the head man. well detailed! I Like the Legacy slow start.