Did Lionel cancel the ROTARY GONDOLAS 4PK and 2PK from the Signature 2017 Catalog?

Those rotary gondola 2-packs and 4-packs first appeared in 2016 Volume 2.  Understand they were on the production schedule at the Romanian factory at which tooling issues arose with the long-awaited milk cars (per Mike Reagan) .  Catalog said paint schemes for the 4-packs would match previously released rotary gondolas, presenting an additional manufacturing challenge.

Ordered a 6-84010 4-pack in September 2016.  Not holding my breath but may stop breathing before the gondolas are shipped.  

I spoke with Ryan at York about the rotary gondolas.  I was told they had no expected delivery date at that time.  Lionel had not been successful in retrieving their tooling, and had lost their 50% deposit on the project.  If they can't retrieve the tooling, new tooling would have to be made if the cars are to be produced.  I think the milk cars have the same problem.  He said that the cars had not been cancelled,  but did not know when they would be produced.  

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