American Flyer projected delivery dates

I grabbed this info from another post by Nassau Hobby. It shows projected delivery dates of AF product through December. This way you don't have to wade through the entire list...

6-47987 A/F 1.75 inch Straight 12/5/2017

6-48018 A/F Polar Express Add-On Passenger Coach 12/5/2017

6-48031 A/F Santa Fe Blue Bonnet FlyerChief GP-7 #2849 12/5/2017

6-48032 A/F Union Pacific FlyerChief GP-7 #125 12/5/2017

6-48037 A/F Nickle Plate Road FlyerChief GP-7 #514 12/5/2017

6-48045 A/F North Pole Central FlyerChief GP-7 #25 12/5/2017

6-49853 A/F FasTrack R20 Full Curve 12/5/2017

6-49951 A/F Polar Express Wood Sided Reefer 12/5/2017

6-44020 A/F Nickel Plate FlyerChief Berkshire #765 12/30/2017

6-44022 A/F Pere Marquette FlyerChief Berkshire #1225 12/30/2017

6-44023 A/F Pere Marquette FlyerChief Berkshire #1223 12/30/2017

6-44024 A/F Erie FlyerChief Berkshire #3362 12/30/2017

6-44025 A/F Chesapeake & Ohio FlyerChief Berkshire #2696 12/30/2017

 

Mark

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Francine posted:

Thanks Mark,

Guess I'll be waiting until next year for my C/O Berk. 

Do you see anything about the 2nd batch of GP7s?  (the Readings)

Francine

No. The info shown is all that was posted by Nassau Hobby. The fact that the second batch of AF Geeps was in the 2018 O gauge catalog  would make me think they will arrive much later than the original Geep offerings.

Mark

Re: Polar Express stuff arriving AFTER Christmas.

Looks like Lionel missed the boat again.

Such a shame to miss THE BIGGEST SELLING SEASON of the ENTIRE YEAR with a SEASONAL item aimed at that VERY SEASON... and then wonder why it didn't sell like hotcakes when it finally hits the market weeks/months after Christmas?

The PE stuff should have been ON THE SHELVES before Black Friday.

Wow... Lionel and S almost seems like a lost cause.

 

Roundhouse Bill posted:

Mark:  Dave Olsen of Lionel posted that the Jeeps were still on the boat on December 1st,  I was told by Lionel that they would not arrive till mid December and then have to clear customs.  These dates from Nassau can't be very good.  

Maybe so...maybe no. The 12/5/17 date for items 2, 3 and 4 on the above list might be when Lionel takes delivery. I have those 3 items ordered from Charles Ro.

Charles Ro shows those same  items as:

"PRE-ORDERS ACCEPTED-EXPECTED AVAILABILITY BY 12/13/2017"

That's about a week later and would account for the transfer time from NC to Ro's store.

I'll guess we'll just wait and see like usual.

Mark

laming posted:

Re: Polar Express stuff arriving AFTER Christmas.

Looks like Lionel missed the boat again.

Such a shame to miss THE BIGGEST SELLING SEASON of the ENTIRE YEAR with a SEASONAL item aimed at that VERY SEASON... and then wonder why it didn't sell like hotcakes when it finally hits the market weeks/months after Christmas?

The PE stuff should have been ON THE SHELVES before Black Friday.

Wow... Lionel and S almost seems like a lost cause.

 

Well, there's always buying early for next year...

Frankly, unless the Flyer Polar Express could be displayed on an end cap and sold at some of the big box stores, it really doesn't matter much.  As it seems only a few of the big internet/mail order dealers even stock the Flyer set and the casual buyer isn't likely to deal with them.

It seems the only real market for the Polar Express is in O gauge, or so it seems on the 3-rail forum.  Particularly when it gets re-released every year with some new little tweek to snag the O Gaugers interest. 

The HO PE landed with a thud and wound up being blown out by those same big internet/mail order dealers.  My LHS has had one in the display case for over a year and still has no interest shown in it.  Plus, I think almost everyone in S that wanted a Polar Express already set has one.

Now, I don't think the Polar Express model in any form is a bad thing, I just have no interest in it.

Rusty

banjoflyer posted:
Roundhouse Bill posted:

Mark:  Dave Olsen of Lionel posted that the Jeeps were still on the boat on December 1st,  I was told by Lionel that they would not arrive till mid December and then have to clear customs.  These dates from Nassau can't be very good.  

 

Charles Ro shows those same items as:

"PRE-ORDERS ACCEPTED-EXPECTED AVAILABILITY BY 12/13/2017"

 

Looks like Charlie Ro's info was spot-on! My CC was charged yesterday, 12/13/17 , for the four Flyer Items I ordered... 6-48031, 6-48032, 6-48018 and 6-49951. Those items now show "IN-STOCK" at Ro's website. Just in time for Christmas delivery!

Mark

Casey

I watched the Facebook like show that Ryan and Dave from Lionel did.  They mentioned, if I recall right, that the Berks are here, or soon will be.  There was a mention that the original run went quick, and that plenty had been made this time around - or something to that effect.  

Ben

NASG&CASG

hi everyone and a very Merry Christmas to all.

I just ran the Santa Fe and it works as advertized I ran the GP7 on bluetooth  and I was really impressed on how easy it found the engine. I ran the GP7 from the other side of the house and it worked fine.

couplers all worked, lighting worked horn and bell all worked there is a second screen on the app that allows you to adjust the sounds, horns and bell and engine RPM.

I ran the unit as a switcher and coupled and uncoupled car very easy your ability to adjust the speed in small increments made the job go easy.

this is a simple full proof product. 

 

 

 

toy1 posted:

I just ran the Santa Fe and it works as advertised.

This is a simple fool proof product. 

 

 

 

That's the best news yet! I'll personally be able to test the "Fool Proof" theory. I have trouble pouring water out of a boot with the directions on the bottom!

Mark

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