So with that dome correctly tooled, Lionel would have to make another tool for the other domes used on all the other road names. Seems like a minor thing to me if it means these can be had at a smaller price.
Also, JohnB is right. Not many domes were brightly lit, if lit at all. Would defeat the purpose.
But this thread seems more about torches and pitchforks than anything else.
Boy, I'll say. And how many people are ever going to notice this stuff? Personally, overall it looks like a beautiful set.