I gave everything a look.  I will probably order the new tooled items of a kitchen car and a bunk car.  I have a lot of Union Pacific stuff, but those light green cars are not very attractive.

Notice the U33's say "Build to Order."  I have 2 of the older ones so these are not on my purchase list.

The custom car page is a good idea, but no prices are listed.  Good for Clubs that want custom cars.  Our club used American Models for ours a few years ago.

I am just glad Lionel is issuing more Flyer and new tooled items.  If you look at the O Gauge stuff in the front of the catalog it would be great if the made that stuff is S also.

Overall, the Flyer offerings in this round are pretty nice. Good stuff for the Flyer Folks.

The Gibson Wine tank car kinda had me wondering, but lo and behold:

Tank Car Gibson Wine 66719

I was thinking about getting the Santa Fe U33C's, but at 600 bucks a pop (I know, Ro and the others will have it for less...) the cost is more than the Flyer Legacy Berk, more than their O Gauge counterparts, plus whatever the added cost of scale wheels are nowadays, so I'll have to pass on them.

Rusty

 

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Like the Legacy Berkshires last year, the release of these U33c's keeps hope alive for continued Legacy offerings in S.  

I am very happy to see that these are now DCC unlike previous releases and that scale wheels are again available. Those two aspects open the door to a few more buyers, but in a niche scale like this we need all the buyers we can get in order to keep new products coming.   

I looked at the new catalog again.  The O gauge bunk and kitchen cars have lights and a chimney.  The kitchen car has sounds too.  I wish the the S Gauge cars had the same features.  Yes, the O gauge cars are more expensive, but the added features would make them a real addition to layout operation.  

Roundhouse Bill posted:

I looked at the new catalog again.  The O gauge bunk and kitchen cars have lights and a chimney.  The kitchen car has sounds too.  I wish the the S Gauge cars had the same features.  Yes, the O gauge cars are more expensive, but the added features would make them a real addition to layout operation.  

I know that I swore NOT to buy any more Lionel Flyer, but those bunk cars and kitchen cars are tempting!  If I get them, they're NOT to be left "stock",  I'll illuminate both of them and they'll make a good companions to the tool car I ginned up since I didn't get one when they were available back in the day.  And adding a chimney is easy.  Making it smoke might not be, but it's not all THAT hard.

 

 

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traindavid posted:

I didn't see ANY track supplies in the catalog, nor any PE sets??

There's no track or PE sets on the O Gauge side of the catalog either. 

Lionel appears to be using Volume 2 primarily as a supplement and not regurgitate what's in "The Big Book" Volume 1.  I expect track and such will show up again in 2019 Volume 1.

Rusty

Quick Casey posted:

In an earlier offering, Lionel offered the U33s with two different numbers. One was hi-Rail, the other had scale wheels.

These look like two different cab numbers, all Hi-Rail.

The catalog mentions scale wheels are available now for the U33C's (probably until existing stock from the last production runs out.)

Rusty

traindavid posted:

I didn't see ANY track supplies in the catalog, nor any PE sets??

David:  track is found only in the "Track & Power" catalog Lionel now prints only every other year.  You can find it under "catalogs" on www.lionel.com.  I think the Polar Express S set was in the 2018 Vol. I Catalog, with other Christmas items.  You can also find it under "catalogs" on www.lionel.com.   

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