Good thread. I really hope Lionel solves the issue and takes this seriously. They have lost a few pre-orders from me because I couldn't guarantee I'd be happy with what arrived. So far I saved myself the disappointment and hassle twice after getting burned 3 times. To Lionel's and my dealer's credit, one they took back after offering a solution I wasn't satisfied with, the second I did nothing with, and the third they replaced with a new shell.
I understand the difficulties of working with a factory thousands of miles away but this has been happening way too often. I really appreciate Ryan addressing this issue and look forward to pre-order again without worrying.
I'm with you Marty. Having read the post from what Skip said(linked above) sometime after I got home Saturday, I really hadn't thought hard about it until looking at my pictures on Monday while on lunch. I am really hopeful that this is something that they have already been getting samples from the first catalog for 2021. I actually didn't realize how many color differences were in that catalog since I really only looked at a few things, but only ordered the Santa Fe 2-10-10-2 and a bunch of Mohawk's.
From the different colors of the Pacific's(and passenger cars to go with them), Camelbacks(Blue Comet version specifically), SD70Ace's, PA's(specifically the Delaware & Hudson & GM&O), it would be a shame if any of those came out with off colors to what they should be. V2 has just as much as a color palette as V1 if not more. I would imagine that soon some things will be flowing in, but I really would much rather have Ryan comment here on this to see when it has started. I guess we'll just have to wait then.