@Jeff B. Haertlein posted:
Did Lionel post a 21" GN Empire Builder Great Dome car??
I don't think so, unless I missed it. They do have the tooling, though, and with a few minor modifications it would be spot on. Lionel did catalog an Empire Builder short dome car this year.
It would be great to see a reasonably accurate scale 1956 Empire Builder. K-Line made one more than 15 years ago, but it was missing a couple of car types, and the window arrangements for some of the cars were a bit off. Golden Gate Depot made an Empire Builder set just a few years ago, but it was the 1947 version with the dome cars added, which is not at all accurate. By the time the dome cars were added in 1956, the other cars had all been replaced since 1947. Maybe Lionel will make it somewhat more accurate for the train with the domes? Maybe GGD will reissue an accurate version someday?