@Rusty Traque posted:
Make that $1800 ($1799.99) Bob. I figured a new Y3 would have weighed in at around $1500, so we're close there. I guess the modifications for whistle steam and fitting for the Pacific tenders on some models are the extra $300. I also wonder how far "road specific detailing" will go. The illustrations are generic photoshops.
In spite of all that the Y3 remains the best Flyer locomotive Lionel has put out IMHO. The Berk is a close second.
I'm reasonably happy with my 2012 (eccentric crank issue notwithstanding) era Y3 and as I don't do smoke, whistle steam doesn't add any value for me.