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@scott.smith posted:

Did they get Tom Hanks.."All Aboard, this is the Broken Express."

Scott Smith

Scott you seem bitter.

As for the pictures being deleted, at first I thought it was probably the right thing to do but in reality, they'll just get posted somewhere else.  Why drive the traffic away unless Lionel has an issue with it being a sponsor but then they would have to try to have the other forums remove them as well.  It's not OGR's or the folks posting the pictures fault that the catalogs are on the streets already.

I remember 1 year Lionel did an awesome job of holding a catalog release that wasn't full of leaks.  Now it seems there are just too many holes in that dike to keep plugging.

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@Keith L posted:

Thank you for the link, Keith!  I certainly missed that one.  I'm not surprised the announcement received very mixed reviews here on OGR Forum.    I did not comment over there to reopen a can of worms.    I can see it has value to anyone who wants to embrace it, young or old.  It you don't want to use the feature, you don't have to.

@MartyE posted:

I suspect it has more to do with the app than the engines themselves since it's compatible with all the previous Bluetooth engines.  Seems the app will "Alexify" your command and send out the appropriate commands.

Thank you, Marty.  What you said makes sense indeed.  It is the app that is communicating with the engine, whether the app takes it's instructions from the touch screen or the mic and voice recognition will be irrelevant to the engine.  Referring to the previous topic Keith linked, it doesn't add to the cost of the engine like some would think.  I recall when you demonstrated the then new LCS over at Patrick H's house a few years ago.  I think a lot of folks are now using it who thought they never would back then.

Where'd the Veranda and other Acela photos go?

You know, I'd actually be substantially tempted by a Veranda Turbine in a General Electric demonstrator scheme, as I am far more interested in these locomotives than I am in the UP, as such.

GE built  all the UP's GTELs, and did indeed paint the first GTEL for the UP (UP never owned it, though) in a GE scheme, before it went yellow.

@D500 posted:

You know, I'd actually be substantially tempted by a Veranda Turbine in a General Electric demonstrator scheme, as I am far more interested in these locomotives than I am in the UP, as such.

GE built  all the UP's GTELs, and did indeed paint the first GTEL for the UP (UP never owned it, though) in a GE scheme, before it went yellow.

Your wallet is safe D. No GE but 6 other fantasy schemes.

Pete

@Norton posted:

Your wallet is safe D. No GE but 6 other fantasy schemes.

Pete

A relief. A disappointment. Much like my PRR S-1 6-4-4-6 Pilot version that did not show up in the last catalogue.

But, that Pacemaker L2a Mohawk...aren't there laws against that? And a train to go with it!

And, Lionel - how about a full-valve-geared and can-motored version of your "old" L3a Mohawk? MTH-facilitated or not, that was way before Korea Brass and lawsuits.

I have to say I learned something thanks to the catalog. I had never heard of the Cardinals train. I first thought it said the Cardinal, now an Amtrak train. I saw the red cars and thought is was another fantasy scheme, then discovered the train existed if only for a few weeks. Lionel's version is somewhat accurate even to the cab number on the NYC Pacific. At nearly 2900 bucks for an engine and 7 cars I will be admiring it from a distance.

Pete

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@eddie g posted:

I have the catalog. A lot of fantasy items. I don't understand how those items sell. Kids don't care about that stuff any more.

If they didn't sell they wouldn't make them.  Someone is buying them and if I recall Ryan once said they are some of the bigger sellers.

I certainly don't care for many of them but if it helps fund other prototypical projects then I say make 'em.

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