@Roundhouse Bill posted:
I had an email conversation with Ryan Kunkle yesterday. I also chatted with him when they were cataloged. Initially he said they were going to make the car look like the original. Yesterday he said that not enough were ordered to alter the tooling of the car. Yes, I expected more.
Thank you for posting your sample. I liked the idea of a Ferdinand Magellan, but was afraid that it would turnout as Lionel pictured it. You may remember that I posted a picture of an accurate brass model and a news photo awhile back so it is not difficult to check the appearance of the real one. Not making the car look more like the prototype is a great way to stunt sales. Duh. A self-fulfilling prophecy. Sorry to use you as the "early adopter", but you were very helpful, albeit in a round about way.