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Reply to "Continuing Saga of Lionel's poor new truck design"

@RickO posted:

Regardless of engineer/ designer. Lionel has reused tooling multitudes of times. The only things that really change are the electronics.

This truck/ coupler debacle is the result of a tooling change.

The trucks/couplers were the same design for at least a decade prior to this newer design with these issues.

No one seems to know what happened to the tooling for the "quality" sprung die-cast trucks with the hidden uncoupling tab and articulating coupler.

Maybe Lionel should try to "aquire" MTH's sprung trucks . They are a very similar design to the original ones Lionel was using.

In the 2021 catalog, Lionel still shows the "quality" designed trucks as a 2-pack for purchase.  If they are still making it as an upgrade option, I really wish they would go back to using it on their rolling stock.

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