Lionel SP Salad Bowl Express Set Status

Does anyone know the status of the Salad Bowl Express set (from the 2017 Sig. Edition)? It is my understanding that the SD4OR's have been available for some time now, but the holdup is the 57' Mech. Reefers. If that is true the funny thing is the reefers are made in USA using the old Weaver dies, etc. I have had this set on order for a long time. I was first told that they were due in November, and then January. Now that January is almost over I am beginning to wonder if Lionel decided to cancel the set. Does any one have any insight as to what the status is?

Thanks,

Ed

 

 

Original Post
falconservice posted:

Look closely at the catalog. Read the description. The 57' Mechanical Refrigerators shown in the set have OPENING DOORS. Those are made in China. 

The LionScale made in the USA 57' Mechanical Refrigerators have molded in doors. 

Andrew

You mis read the info. All reefers are LionScale. That is clearly printed on page 28 of the catalog.

The photo shows Refrigerator Cars with gaps around the opening doors. 

The text lists OPENING doors as a feature of the cars in the Salad Bowl Express train set. 

The LionScale Refrigerator cars are old Weaver cars with molded in door.

Do I have to show you photos of the catalog?

Andrew

Compare the cars in the set and the larger cars shown on the page. 

The cars in the set have large door tracks for opening Side Doors which is a feature of the ones made in China. 

The former Weaver Models cars have a thin door track since the doors do not operate. 

Can somebody from Lionel tell us which cars are actually going to be in the set. 

Andrew

falconservice posted:

Compare the cars in the set and the larger cars shown on the page. 

The cars in the set have large door tracks for opening Side Doors which is a feature of the ones made in China. 

The former Weaver Models cars have a thin door track since the doors do not operate. 

Can somebody from Lionel tell us which cars are actually going to be in the set. 

Andrew

Not trying to start a argument here. If you look on page 64 where the LionScale reefers are listed again they mention opening engine compartment doors, no mention of the plug doors. I believe the info on page 28 is in error. Again on page 28 in large print at the top it says: "All reefers on the page are LionScale" 

I hate to stir this up again, but has anyone got any updates on the Salad Bowl Express set. I sent a email to Lionel back in Jan., and still have not gotten a reply. I saw on Train Worlds web site that they expected the set on 6/28/2018. what is the problem with the reefers as the SD40's are already here.

Ed

Talking to a dealer the other day, they have no idea when Lionel is shipping. He told me you can still order the set. I cant see spending 800.00 on another SD40 Set with 4 cars. I love the SP and have their other SD40 sets, but I wish Lionel would do another Auto Rack train or a Intermodal Set with a different engine.

Mark

TCA, LCCA,

All Lionel!!

Postwar, MPC, LTI Standard O, Postwar Celebration Series, Conventional Classics, All the way!!!

 

Dave Olson posted:

Just saw this thread now.

The hold up with the set is the Reefer that has the EOT. We're waiting on the EOT parts to put on that car. Will probably be a couple of months.

Thank you for the reply. These were announced in the 2017 Sig catalog. Here we are over a year later and you are saying that you still do not have the EOT parts. I have a manufacturing/engineering background (Carrier Corp.), what kind of planning allows for that to happen. If only the EOT is the holdup, then why not release the separate/individual refer cars. 

Trainlover9943 posted:

Thanks, for the link to Dave's email address. I have sent him a personal email asking the same question as above. I am beginning to think that items from the 2017 Sig. catalog are cursed. I have bought three SD40’s from the 2017 Sig catalog, an Santa FE, an UP and the matching SP SD40R to the one in the Salad Bowl Express set. All three of the SD40’s came with at least one of the couplers just lying in the box with exposed wires. From what I have seen posted on the Web and from talking to Mike from Gargraves this seems to be a common occurrence. What has happened to Lionel quality control? I hope that they have heard from their customer base and will begin to do something about the problem.

Jushavnfun posted:

Any update on the status of this train.

Did Lionel & Atlas join forces on this one?

Why do you think Atlas is involved? The engine is Lionel the reefers are based on the Weaver tooling, now owned by Lionel and produced under the name Lion Scale.

The set is an interesting mix of a high end Legacy SD and Weaver reefers with non-movable doors.  The reefers seem to be the holdup. If the SD is available separately, putting together a “set” that includes higher end reefers may be a good call and it avoids future delay. 

Add Reply

Likes (0)


OGR Publishing, Inc. PO Box 218, Hilliard, OH 43026 330-757-3020
www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
×