I am glad I waited and let you guys be my guinea pigs on these new Legacy PAs.
I was interested, but now, I will pass.
This QA stuff with Lionel is getting old.
Craignor, I hear you! And nobody gets more frustrated with anything less than perfection at these prices then I do. It reminds me of the quote often attributed to Albert Einstein. Something about the definition of insanity being doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result! But in this case I prefer the old joke about the man who goes to a doctor complaining that his brother thinks he is a chicken. The doctor says why don't you get him some help? The man replies we would but we need the eggs! So I would give up on these Alcos too if it we're not that they are so good-looking and good sounding and so close to the prototype of my beloved New York Central!
I have certainly been through stuff like this before but Dean at Lionel has always made things right and in the end I always believed it was worth the wait because you end up with some really spectacular trains to run.
But I certainly respect and understand your decision!