Ryan and Dave from Lionel did mention that all the errors that appear in the catalog art for the Class A’s are going to be corrected for the actual models which is good to hear!! 🙂
I saw the video. It sounds somewhat promising, however a blanket general statement doesn't settle some things for me.
They specifically said they will make right the turret in front of the cab and kudos for that.
They generally said they would get the side rods and crossheads right on all of the models but wouldn't it be better for them to state or write specifically which engine will get what rods on a $2,000 model after it was shown incorrectly in the catalogue.
They also said they'd get the tenders worked out but that leaves me a little uneasy. The tender of the 1238 in the catalogue is incorrect without any variation of the right tender shown at all. I don't have confidence without having them come out and state specifically that on the 1238 they will be using the same tender used on their Y6b or better and with the same Commonwealth trucks that were on the J611-613.
I've been burned on nailing down these types of details before. The engines cost a lot of money. It seems reasonable to ask and be informed ahead of time what you will be getting.