Are replacement parts readily available for the newer Lionel trains?
Is there somewhere other than Lionel itself to get them?
I was looking to get a tender shell for my Lion Chief Pennsylvania Keystone Special Engine.
I want to do a private road name and keep my original shell intact.
Lionel support site shows that the shell is unavailable. I contacted customer service via email, but haven't heard back yet.
Lionel, in the past, has been reluctant to sell shells. One reason, that I’ve heard/read about is that unscrupulous individuals would buy the shell put it on anything it would fit on and try to pass it off as an original. If I’ve needed a shell, I usually watch eBay or other such sources and acquire it that way.