Brian Sheffield posted:

Thanks for this input. I really appreciate it because this is new to us. I agree with one guy that said "what would sell". This is the bottom line. I really like these suggestions but can we sell that many?

Also rolling stock. Someone asked about cars and caboose. Both require about 200 each to meet the min. MTH will run at 75 min. but that is still a lot of cars to sell.

My gosh that is a lot of extra cabooses to sell without engines to run them behind. The Bangor and Aroostook engines are attractive and you might be able to get 25 folks worldwide to commit. Heck Sam's your first one!!

BobbyD posted:
Brian Sheffield posted:

Thanks for this input. I really appreciate it because this is new to us. I agree with one guy that said "what would sell". This is the bottom line. I really like these suggestions but can we sell that many?

Also rolling stock. Someone asked about cars and caboose. Both require about 200 each to meet the min. MTH will run at 75 min. but that is still a lot of cars to sell.

My gosh that is a lot of extra cabooses to sell without engines to run them behind. The Bangor and Aroostook engines are attractive and you might be able to get 25 folks worldwide to commit. Heck Sam's your first one!!

And I'd be second !!

The Maine Eastern FL9s came to them by way of Amtrak and retained Amtrak's numbers.  I believe the second one was 485.  There are several modifications made to the original as-built Phase II FL9s.  The headlight is a Pyle headlight with two vertical lamps.  Ditch lights were added to the anti-climber.  The horn was replaced with a KL5a five chime horn and the most significant difference is the addition of an HEP generator set in lieu of the boiler.  Finally a reverse red warning light was added above the center of the windshield.

Unfortunately these got sidelined when Maine Eastern acquired a pair of former Amtrak F40s and painted them in this same scheme.  As I understand though Maine Eastern is not currently operating passenger trains.  Please someone correct me if I'm wrong. 

I just put this prototype info out for those who are interested.  This could be an attractive scheme on an F3 for people not concerned about the locomotive type. 

Jonathan

 

kjstrains posted:
Brian Sheffield posted:

What other F3's would you like to see? 

Brian

 

I would like to see Lionel do Southern F3's set in Legacy.  They have not done Southern F3's since 2000 for Postwar Celebration Set.  They did separate Southern F3 B unit in 2008 with Legacy Railsounds as an add on for Postwar Celebration Set.   They could do several paint schemes for F3's the Southern Railroad.  The Green, White, Yellow Paint Scheme which I prefer...

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I have been hoping for an ABA set of Lionel F3 diesels in their correct Green and white  passenger livery like this one for over 20 years.  

Brian, if you build them, I believe they will sell.  I will be glad to put in my order now!

Don

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