With regards to the new Y3, it has a lot of features which of course adds to the bottom line cost. But in reality would most people interested in one but can’t commit due to cost be more tempted if they had less features.
I have a N&W from 2012 and I am quite happy just to have the bell, whistle, smoke unit and synchronised chuff, perhaps I am more easily pleased than others.
I don’t really need all the chatter from crew and tower, I don’t see a real need for the remote uncoupler etc etc.
If a dumbed down feature model as well as the full package version converted to more orders then there is a better likelihood of them getting into production.
Perhaps as the old saying goes ‘less can be more’
Just my thoughts.
Sounds like a FlyerChief version, with improved synchronization! Another thing Legacy S locomotives don't have is Bluetooth like some O Legacy locos do. But of course, newer FlyerChief locos have Bluetooth.