@Rider Sandman posted:
Firstly, the “fix” does not feel like a eureka moment - getting samples ahead of time seems intuitively obvious and could have saved a lot of frustration had such a process been utilized years ago when the problems were first reported. I hope this practice is not going to be limited to locomotives - the color problems are just as prevalent in passenger cars and freight cars.
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! Rider Sandman is correct; this should not be rocket science.
And in the past, forum members have even provided Lionel with correct color chips and they still managed to get it wrong.
Focus, people. Focus. In many cases it costs the same (or less) to do the job right as it does to do it wrong.