OK, Rusty I understand now. Has Lionel actually come out and said that a TMCC/DCC decoder is in the future?
There's is the feeling that among some that S Scale will be "toyified" and no longer be the last gallant stand of true scale model railroading.
Once again you've got to be kidding me! Isn't S scale 90% toys right now? How could Lionel getting into the scale side of S change that? I don't know what those guys are thinking but I totally disagree. IMHO, Lionel has the best sound in O scale (by far), and some of the best rolling stock if not the best in O scale. Their engines are hit and miss. Some I like and some I don't. If they come out with a scale line that's comparable to what they've done on the Standard O side I can see no reason why that would be bad. Will everything they put out be a big hit? No, but anytime a big company makes something for a niche scale it has got to help someone in that scale. I totally agree with you they are off to a slow start. 2003? Wow that was 9 years ago. I wonder if MTH will get them in gear? I agree with you I hope S has a renaissance.