Did Lionel cancel the ROTARY GONDOLAS 4PK and 2PK from the Signature 2017 Catalog?
Trainworld still shows release date 12\28\18.
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.