I have been wanting to add a Big Boy to my collection, particularly with the restoration of the 4014, and I think it would go well with my other articulated in my collection such as the MTH Y6B, MTH Cab Forward, and Lionel Legacy Challenger.
I personally would prefer the MTH Imperial version and, was sort of planning on just waiting on MTH to reissue the Railking version and order it whenever that happened. Give the current MTH situation, I am seriously interested in the new Lionel Lionmaster LC+/LC2 Big Boy.
Can any of you guys that bought it provide comments on the Great, Good, Bad and Ugly details and characteristics regarding this engine? Having had a few Lionel disappointments in recent years, I don't want another. Thanks.