I've got two Lionel Legacy SD40-2s and I like em a lot but they're not sd40-2s, the porches aren't long enough they are really more SD40ish
I do not want the black and orange CN with GTW reporting marks. I would rather have a GTW blue and red SD40-2.
How many other people would order the Grand Trunk Western blue repaint of one these former MP SD40-2 locos?
The CN management only purchased yellow reflective striping, so the white side-sill was covered by the yellow reflective tape.
It has been over 3 years and 3rd Rail still has my GTW SD40-2 reservation in their system.
When will there be enough orders to start production on the SD40-2???
Can Scott and company add the GRAND TRUNK WESTERN blue and red scheme to the SD40-2 official list?
As I understand, the SD-40-2 project was put on hold, or replaced with the GP7/GP9 project which very quickly filled out enough reservations and has gone to final design and production this summer. I have seen no word on the SD40 project.
Still listed on Sunsets website, this model had low reservations from the start. The newest GE-9 diesel has a near 25% price increase to account for a lower reservation count to produce, probably the trend for future models. JMO
Pretty much dead. Less than half the minimum. Because there are so many variations and so few reservations per variation it's pretty much not going to happen.
They have not entirely canceled it and erased the orders.
It would be nice if it was just canceled and removed from the website. I have two reserved (MP and Frisco) but if canceled, I can redirect my $ (reservation/obligation) to another project to help reach a minimum. Many of us have only so much $ available. So many nice models offered but not all get to production thresholds.
Then it appears that everybody who ordered an SD40-2 is going to have to order a second SD40-2 in order to get the order numbers to the desired level.
Yeah, anyone who only reserved one, please do. Those of you already reserved 3-4, you're good.
I would be willing to get a different road name if it would help push one over the limit.
I ordered the Wheeling and Lake Erie in 3-rail, but I’d also be interested in Conrail, CSX, and BN in that order, with a strong preference for Conrail.
It really surprises me these aren’t more popular since to my knowledge an accurate -2 has never been done in O scale.
Conrail is on the reserve list.
Do you want W&LE or Conrail? Both are in that list.
Grand Trunk Western and SOO LINE are the roads I would buy. I had to choose WRITE IN then list Grand Trunk Western for the first and SOO LINE for the second SD40-2 ordered. Then I will have wait and see if either of them can be produced.