What do you guys think will be the differences between the 2011 version of 3751 and the one just announced in The 2019?
Do you see any notable worthwhile differences that would make the new one more valuable or worth having than the previous model?
It seems the side smoke and (obviously) the depleting Coal were dropped in order to represent the oil version and also make this one a non-VL version. I think the first run edition will be worth having, personally. If the mold is identical to the VL version I would love to find a way to get the parts and unit for side smoke and add it into the new release. If the same mother board and serial data are being used as the VL, it should be doable. I have been inside and repaired a dead mother board in a VL Big Boy and replacing the board was way easier than I could have imagined. While I had the hood off I studied that smoke unit positioning and with the right parts - it looks doable.
If by some chance it will have the side smoke effect well....great. Saves all that trouble. That’s my favorite effect on the Vision Line version that I didn’t see cataloged. I’m hoping they didn’t drop the dual individual puffing fan units for the main smoke ~ that’s probably also tied as a favorite feature.