Chuck K. posted:
I just returned a 4-car and 2-car set and cancelled a still pending order for the diner. It's just too wrong with the domes. I'll sell the E8 units I had previously purchased - oh well. I could probably have tolerated most of the other faults in these cars (although somebody at Lionel should be embarrassed - but I suspect they aren't - and perhaps that's part of the problem). In the "Lionel 2015 Signature Edition" catalog, page 3, "Of course you'll want some new scale rolling stock to run behind your engines, and we certainly have a lot of cars and paint schemes to choose from in this catalog." They use the word "scale" and in subsequent paragraphs differentiate "traditional". So what they are claiming in THIS catalog isn't exactly "toy" trains. Page 76 says "...cars appropriate for each road" next to Blue Bird cars that, dome-wise, are represented correctly in the catalog. Well, "appropriate" turned out to be a be a false claim.
Yes, I agree. I returned the cars and got rid of the E8 AA too. Too wrong to spend so much money on, or any money on, really.
3rd Rail is doing the E8, and you only need one A unit to be correct. I will wait for GGD to do the cars.