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Someone here already said a Lionchief J class and while I'm on board with that idea, how about some LC 2.0 versions of the gas turbine switcher/rotary snowplows? They've sort of got a start on that with those Lionel Junction starter set diesels as well as the old command control versions of the rotary plow turbines, but I'm not sure if fitting all of the LC 2.0 electronics plus a rotary plow on an engine that small is even possible.

If you're going to do that, you might as well bring back the Acela.

Two things:

1. Bringing the Acela back could very much so happen since Ryan has said they have been reworking the design.

2. Lionel may have lost the tooling to the Veranda but then again I though they lost the tooling to the PRR S1 but here we are with one being produced. It could happen but we shall see when Lionel reveals what new wonders to be hold.

@Patrick B posted:

.......... how about some LC 2.0 versions of the gas turbine switcher/rotary snowplows? They've sort of got a start on that with those Lionel Junction starter set diesels as well as the old command control versions of the rotary plow turbines, but I'm not sure if fitting all of the LC 2.0 electronics plus a rotary plow on an engine that small is even possible.

The latest rotary snowplows, with command control and using (for the first time) can motors, aren't old, given that they were cataloged in 2016. Therefore, it seems unlikely they will be produce more as LC2plus anytime soon. After all, they can already be run with Cab 1, Cab 1L or Cab 2 remotes. (For that matter, the older TMCC Pullmor-motored ones can as well.)

Should Lionel make LCPlus2 snowplows in the future, as far as size, it seems that if Lionel can squeeze the electronics in the Docksiders, which they're doing, it seems it should be possible to get them inside the Vulcans.

http://www.lionel.com/products...hicle-a6566-6-18484/

Something like this but with command-control would be nice.

You must have missed these! Lionel did these trucks in a bunch of different roadnames.

Command Control-equipped 1955 pick-up truck ready for Maintenance of Way duty around your layout.
  • Command Control equipped – able to run in Command Control Mode or in Conventional Transformer Control Mode
  • Powerful maintenance-free motor
  • Forward and reverse operation
  • Operating headlights
  • Flashing strobe light on roof
  • 1:48 Scale model
  • Detailed die-cast metal body and frame

Could you explain what you mean by B&O passenger colors? Do you mean the more blue that's darker than the powder blue of the postwar F3s?

Lionel

I just refer to it as B&O "passenger" colloquially, to differentiate with the solid blue or sunburst schemes.  I believe the Geeps were painted in this scheme when they were used for passenger and the solid blue when used for freight, but I could be wrong.  A B&O historian would have to correct me on this.

Lionel did these correct scale B & O F-3s. (Pretty cool and unique feature: the front "115" engine number just below the headlight is illuminated.)

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@breezinup posted:

Lionel

Lionel did these correct scale B & O F-3s. (Pretty cool and unique feature: the front "115" engine number just below the headlight is illuminated.)

I know those are beautiful!  Almost pulled the trigger on a set, but they are much older models with TMCC and only 4 rpm sound levels.  If Lionel could just redo those exactly but with Legacy speed control and Legacy sounds, I would be one happy camper!

Two things:

1. Bringing the Acela back could very much so happen since Ryan has said they have been reworking the design.

Considering that the new Acela is almost ready, I imagine Amtrak will have some sort of goodbye ceremony for the current Acela as they did for the AEM-7.  I imagine Lionel would love to cash in on that market when they do, especially since they have such a phenomenally detailed model, even if it had its share of technical gremlins.

But if they don’t, I still have my full Acela set I could be talked into selling for top dollar *wink, wink* when/if everyone suddenly wants to get their hands on one like they did with the UP Bush engine and the big boy.

Now that's interesting.  To the best of my knowledge, the prototype's optional number plate under the headlight used glass bead reflectors and was not illuminated.

Rusty

Not only is that to the best of your knowledge Rusty, it is a fact.  B&O and the ATSF used reflectors on the nose numbers.  Other roads that don't come to mind at the moment also followed this practice.

I wonder how difficult and expensive it would be to mass produce a Vision Line 1:48th scale model of a highway-railroad pick-up truck that has operating lights, horn sounds, powered wheels, figures, and intricate details.

Andrew

Unlikely they'd do this anytime soon, given that they've already done command control scale-size pickups with operating headlights and strobes.

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@GG1 4877 posted:

Not only is that to the best of your knowledge Rusty, it is a fact.  B&O and the ATSF used reflectors on the nose numbers.  Other roads that don't come to mind at the moment also followed this practice.

That's interesting. But kudos to Lionel for making the numbers illuminated as they would appear in the reflected light mode. Certainly a nice extra-cost detail to "reflect" the prototype.

@The Judge posted:

How about passengers in 15 or 16 inches in length for 036 curves for the masses that don't have huge curves, in Bangor and Aroostook, Maine Central or other New England Railroads.

i second that

plus how about some bi level commuter cars for chicago based fallen flags like CBQ and CNW that can fit O36 curves

and some midwest for 15 inch like Gulf Mobil and Ohio and Rock Island

i just hope the 2.0 gp7s get a second chance as i'm holding out for the rock island one and would love to have it in dual service as passenger and freight

and bring back alluminum cars too

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