Alright, what's everyone hoping to see in January's catalog? Personally I'm hoping for more small legacy steam.
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Top of my wishlist would be a VisionLine UP FEF or VisionLine Berkshires. Other items of interest would be Canadian Heritage Units, Siemens Charger and I wouldn't turn down any UP 21-inch cars.
I am wishing for a comeback of Lionel's Standard Gauge Classic series, another round of Legacy 2-8-0, a rerun of a SF 3000, and reasonable prices!
Finish the American Freedom Train as promised. At least give us the two Showcase Cars, and maybe the power/bunk car since you already have the molds from the earlier power/exit car.
O scale SOO LINE three-bay, open-top hoppers
O scale SOO LINE 57' mechanical refrigerator cars.
O scale SOO LINE 52' gondolas with covers
O scale SOO LINE 40' trailers on SOO LINE 52' flat cars
O scale SOO LINE GP30 diesel-electric locomotives
I'm gonna keep it small this time around, since much of what I want has been made already, including by Lionel.
- B36-7's with LEGACY, kinematic pilots, Kadee mounts, and road specific details
- GE Arrow 3 Rail Commuter Cars with LEGACY, kinematic pilots, Kadee mounts, and road specific details (specifically the NJ Transit cars)
- Scale road-railers (maybe use the Weaver Models tooling?)
Legacy Genesis and Legacy SUBWAYS and MU CARS!!! PLEASE!! After getting and enjoying two of the three previous subways offered (The QT and EE trains) I want more. Let's hope! Scale R42 E train and post GOH R32s would get my money in no time at all.
I may also suggest F40ph, GP38-2, newly tooled FP45, and a newly tooled N&W auxiliary water tender.
Id like to see some Illinois Central (Panama Limited or City of New Orleans) decorated 21 inch cars to complement the E6 engines from two years ago. Kind of like Ron above, the engines have been made, but not the cars to pull behind them. Same is true for many of the Sunset 3rd Rail E6's from a few years ago. Lots of great E6 liveries, but unless you are running Sant Fe or a few selected others, we have no RTR passenger cars for many of the engines produced.
Any maybe some Blue Frisco Meteor passenger cars, too!
And let's not forget a newly tooled N&W A Class #1218
I would like to see an upgrade to the LionChief App that lets you control multiple locos simultaneously and some more LC+ 2.0 locos
Maybe they should also bring back the 89, but only this time in LEGACY.
My wish list is simple. Any engine that I do not immediately have to return to the dealer or send to Lionel for repair or broken parts. Ditto for passenger cars too.
and......I would love to see the return of the 18” aluminum streamlined passenger cars.
the return of conventional classics as i'm losing faith in lionchief
(my remote went completely dead even with fresh batteries)
another run of tier 4 locomotives perhaps the CN units
postwar S2 turbine
a cheaper modern ZW
a Rock N Roll themed train
semi scale e units
a baby dreyfus hudson
a Steelers train
I'd like to see a scale Rock Island Fifty One Hundred series legacy steam engine. PROTOTYPE Rock Island engine, that is. Not a re-branded Santa Fe unit.
Oh well, us R.I. fans can always wish, can't we?
Heck, I might even go for a fairly accurate LC+ 2.0 and beyond version.
I'm hoping (against astronomical odds) for one of their very few Canadian pickings to be an older railway like the Northern Alberta, Intercolonial, Dominion Atlantic, or Canadian Northern. Incredibly doubtful, but a railroader can dream....
-Reading Car # 15 (either clerestory or balloon roof) to match the recent Reading passenger cars
-Rutland "Route of the Whippet" caboose, in boxcar red/brown, using the tooling of the recent NYC video cabooses (doesn't even need the video component)
-Upgrade kit to convert older Lionchief/Lionchief Plus locomotives to give the ability to run these engines with Legacy.
How about a re-issue of the Boston & Albany Berkshire with a green version this time.
I like Paigetrain mention of a cheaper modern ZW! Perhaps 150 watts like the old VW transformer would be nice.
Not saying this needs to be a set necessarily, the BNSF 25th anniversary ES44AC, along with the heritage hoppers.
And as always bring back the postwar reissues.
Would really like to see a Visionline Milwaukee Road Hiawatha.
Great ideas everyone, how about offering some 0-4-0 Steamers with slope back tenders scale switcher, in several road names, like the older post war/prewar 1656/1615 models. I’d like it to have a smoking whistle and the normal Legacy dynamics. I’ve wanted one of these for years. I would like it wired from the tender track pick ups through the locomotive track pick ups so it would run through all turnouts. It could be a brass hybrid model, just a cool feature rich little Shifter Steamer. Thanks for listening. Merry Christmas Everyone.