Ryan Kunkle from Lionel stated during last years Amherst Railway Society railroad hobby show that they would likely need new tooling cut over in China to make these cars, The prior tooling was tied up by an outside vendor in a dispute and was likely not to be returned. Not exactly word for word what he said but that’s how I understood it.

MICHAEL464 posted:

Ryan Kunkle from Lionel stated during last years Amherst Railway Society railroad hobby show that they would likely need new tooling cut over in China to make these cars, The prior tooling was tied up by an outside vendor in a dispute and was likely not to be returned. Not exactly word for word what he said but that’s how I understood it.

Well, hope I live long enough, thanks.

Old tooing lost for good, NEW tooling is done, expect them to be relisted in the next catalog.  If you have open reservations from seems like decades ago.  You reservation will be honored, at the price you reserved at.

Information obtained from Ryan at York, last week.

superwarp1 posted:

Old tooing lost for good, NEW tooling is done, expect them to be relisted in the next catalog.  If you have open reservations from seems like decades ago.  You reservation will be honored, at the price you reserved at.

Information obtained from Ryan at York, last week.

That's better, as I do have reservations from years ago, including deposits put-down.

Thanks.

breezinup posted:
lee drennen posted:

Is the scale old ones better than the new tooling? 

And are the 2020 Corvettes better than the 2021 ones?  

Well if the 2021 has plastic wheels instead of metal wheels like the 2020. Yes the 2020 version is better.

I'm with Rattler. The previous runs are some of the best rolling stock Lionel has ever produced. Smooth rolling die cast trucks with hidden uncoupling tabs , great detail, and excellent fit and finish.

On top of that . When you can get great deals on these on the secondary market. I wouldn't even consider the new ones if and when they ever get made. Especially with Lionel recent track record of defective re issues of items that were trouble free in previous offerings.

Heres a small sampling. 

" No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car."

RickO posted:
breezinup posted:
lee drennen posted:

Is the scale old ones better than the new tooling? 

And are the 2020 Corvettes better than the 2021 ones?  

Well if the 2021 has plastic wheels instead of metal wheels like the 2020. Yes the 2020 version is better.

I'm with Rattler. The previous runs are some of the best rolling stock Lionel has ever produced. Smooth rolling die cast trucks with hidden uncoupling tabs , great detail, and excellent fit and finish.

On top of that . When you can get great deals on these on the secondary market. I wouldn't even consider the new ones if and when they ever get made. Especially with Lionel recent track record of defective re issues of items that were trouble free in previous offerings.

Heres a small sampling. 

Hoping the new run is just as well done as the old as the new run offers road names and paint schemes that were not previously offered.   

Putnam Division posted:
Jim R. posted:
Putnam Division posted:

That’s about the story I heard......and I think they’re in Rumania.

Peter

Romania.

Spelling was never my forte......   

Peter

I have always been a fan (and regular practitioner) of “creative spelling”  

Paul

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Putnam Division posted:
Jim R. posted:
Putnam Division posted:

That’s about the story I heard......and I think they’re in Rumania.

Peter

Romania.

Spelling was never my forte......   

Peter

Don't beat yourself up (or allow anyone else to do so).  Althougth the official English spelling today is Romania, Rumania is not so much considered incorrect as an archaic variant.  The point of changing the u to an o was to emphasize ancient Roman rather than Slavic descent.    

What, me worry?

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