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I look at it this way, Lionel obviously is doing everything to make these correct upon delivery.  I have no idea what the hold up is but if they released them any earlier then we'd have countless threads about issues.  While I tend to agree the delays stink, I also believe getting an engine with issues is worse.  I'll take the delay any day.  They'll get here soon enough.

Dealers have been known to be wrong.

Stu

My local train store always says, "when it comes in we'll let you know" as well as, "we don't listen to what anyone is saying online, when we see it, then it's a fact." I know that they told me a bunch of years back everything got tied up in the ports for the Christmas run. I think they said it got released around April(both manufacturers at different times).

@Carl Peduzzi

Yes #90 is still under its routine maintenance, but Lionel waiting to release there model of it until it is back in service would be counterproductive on their end. Not only would it hit their bottom line, potential sales are out the window. They have to be fixing something because they don't want to catch holy heck(the other word with the double L's).

@Carl Peduzzi

Yes #90 is still under its routine maintenance, but Lionel waiting to release there model of it until it is back in service would be counterproductive on their end. Not only would it hit their bottom line, potential sales are out the window. They have to be fixing something because they don't want to catch holy heck(the other word with the double L's).

I totally agree.  Like I had said, it was just a thought.  And with some companies today trying to make these big PR splashes, I don’t necessarily think a PR stunt is out of the realm of possibility.

I totally agree.  Like I had said, it was just a thought.  And with some companies today trying to make these big PR splashes, I don’t necessarily think a PR stunt is out of the realm of possibility.

Yeah, that is also true. I just don't see them doing it in this case. It could be that they want a working model that is actually true to the real deal, and maybe there was an agreement to unveil the first to the Strasburg Railroad. That I would definitely believe because that would be the holiest of holys to do for a PR stunt.

What get's me is why all the mystery?  This is not the production of some highly classified weapon system.  It is a model train for heavens sake.

Lionel if you are having problems with getting this engine delivered just say so and be done with it.  Why foster all this speculation and theories when you could simply and officially notify dealers/customers what is going on and when the next ETA date is expected.

End of story.

All this secrecy is so much nonsense, and does not reflect well on Lionel IMO.

@Former Member posted:

What get's me is why all the mystery?  This is not the production of some highly classified weapon system.  It is a model train for heavens sake.

Lionel if you are having problems with getting this engine delivered just say so and be done with it.  Why foster all this speculation and theories when you could simply and officially notify dealers/customers what is going on and when the next ETA date is expected.

End of story.

All this secrecy is so much nonsense, and does not reflect well on Lionel IMO.

Just curious but did anyone email them and ask?

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@MartyE, I would suspect if anyone did email it may go unanswered or fall into their policy of "upcoming products". Either way I would like everyone else like to know what exactly is that is going on with them, but I think we may never know. The only way anything would be communicated i would think would be "Demos with Dave". I do know that he will often talk about what was going on with a product when he has it in front of him, much like with the Acela if I remember right.

I watched both videos that Marty linked. Even though the second video is shorter and shot vertically, I like it better. The music in the first one cuts out on listening to the sound of the engine.

Also, in the first video, why is the smoking whistle smoking before it is being blown? I know that someone had posted either a Big Boy video or a Challenger where that was going on as well. Is that overfilled or just blowing off steam(pardon the pun, couldn't resist)?

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