Did Lionel ever agree to fix/replace Missouri Pacific road name misspelling (Missouri was misspelled) on steam engine tender ? I sent note to them - nothing but crickets. So much for quality control. 
TrainBub

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Wow, How does something like this happen???

Missouri Pacific

If they're not inspecting the actual locomotive, they should at least see photos before shipment.

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I returned mine for a refund immediately because I figured this would happen.  It's incredibly sorry behavior.  I learned my lesson.  Fool me once...

I'm not familiar with the engine in that picture from NYC Fan.  Here's a picture of my Missouri Pacific USRA Light Mountain (1931070) tender.  I owned the engine for 24 hours last summer before I shipped it back.

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NYC Fan,

Not to worry!  It's inspected on site.  See...

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Yes, I'm still bitter. 

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@NYC Fan posted:

 

Wow, How does something like this happen???

If they're not inspecting the actual locomotive, they should at least see photos before shipment.

Same way it always happens at Lionel. Run that new Hudson of yours Skip, and listen to the 5 chuffs per revolution.

After decades of being short 2 now you get 1 extra. 

Preorder beware.

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The takeaways ...
1)  Someone at Lionel can't spell in English
2)  Someone at Lionel wasn't paying attention
3)  Someone at the factory in China can't spell in English
4)  Someone at the factory in China wasn't paying attention.

The conspiracy theory explanation:
A ferocious competitor sneaked the spelling error into production at the factory.

The Governor of Missouri should demand an apology and a FREE model to place on display in its HALL OF SHAME museum. However, the UofM football team takes "poetic license" to extreme with MIZZOU printed on team jerseys.

Unfortunately, these and other spelling errors are not likely to cause an outcry for elevating the importance of SPELLING in schools and in life. A modest proposal:  replace the emphasis on "self esteem" in schools and instead require mastery of English and a perfect score on a spelling test of the 100 most commonly botched words.  Factoid:  the tiny words "its" and "it's" are near the top of that list; which is proof that spelling isn't rocket science.

Mike Mottler           LCCA 12394
Former High School English Teacher

 

 

@TrainBub posted:

Did Lionel ever agree to fix/replace Missouri Pacific road name misspelling (Missouri was misspelled) on steam engine tender ? I sent note to them - nothing but crickets. So much for quality control. 
TrainBub

I would keep trying.  I put in a parts order 3 weeks ago and it was just charged to my card today, so things are on limited staff there I assume.

Actually, the color is incorrect:  MoPac used dull aluminum lettering--which fades to a very light gray after years of service--but not white.  

Of course, most of us have more important things on our minds right now . . . .

Another one for the shelf with Huck Fin,  Nortern, Merrmac, etc.

At first I was going to ask what the problem was, it probably matched the catalog picture Skip posted , but then I noticed it's misspelled differently on the real piece, so it's wasn't checked against the misspelled catalog artwork either.

-Dave

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Spelling errors , like poop, happen.

As an example check out Sunset Model's full page ad on the back cover of the latest issue of OGR. The caption over the pic of their new beautiful EP-3 reads "MILW EP-3 ELECRIC".

 ...snip... Factoid:  the tiny words "its" and "it's" are near the top of that list;

To me that is not a spelling error, more of a grammar error, still an error though.

The one that I see the most of, even on the OGR forum is your  for you're.

 

@PRRMP54 posted:

To me that is not a spelling error, more of a grammar error, still an error though.

The one that I see the most of, even on the OGR forum is your  for you're.

 

Some people can't keep track of they're apostrophes either.   Their not good spellers, but we like them anyway.

@Dave45681 posted:

Some people can't keep track of they're apostrophes either.   Their not good spellers, but we like them anyway.

Using  "loose"  in place of  "lose".      Has to be the most common mistake! 

@Lionelski posted:

Spelling errors , like poop, happen.

They just happen a lot more with Lionel. Ask what the new SD70AH owners think...I mean SD70M...or was that SD70ace? Lionel put something different on each side. Incompetence. 

Well, the MP steam engine with the spelling Error was my first ever early order - reservation.  It will be the last time I ever put in an early order. 😖 I go back to waiting to see how well a model is executed before committing. 😑  Really disappointing. 

MISSIOURI

Its pronounce. "MISSERY" ( not to be confused with  misery), when spelled in Old Ozark English text.

Lionel's been misspelling words for a long time.

This is the plate on the pick up on a M-10000 from the 40's. (Guage...not gauge )

2019-11-23 16.51.30

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@paulp575 posted:

Years ago TCA had a special box car for Philadephia (that's how it was spelled on the box car):

 

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It took over 40 years but the "L" that was dropped from "Philadephia"  showed up in 2018 catalog on the B60 "PENNSLYLVANIA-READING SEASHORE LINES" baggage car.  The misspelling as shown in the catalog was the way it was delivered on both car numbers.  When I called the dealer to return the cars, I was told to hold onto them because Lionel was going to make new shells and I'd be notified when the new shells were ready.  After waiting seven months and hearing nothing further from dealer or Lionel and no assurance provided that new shells would actually be made, I returned the cars.

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@PGentieu posted:

It took over 40 years but the "L" that was dropped from "Philadephia"  showed up in 2018 catalog on the B60 "PENNSLYLVANIA-READING SEASHORE LINES" baggage car.  The misspelling as shown in the catalog was the way it was delivered on both car numbers.  When I called the dealer to return the cars, I was told to hold onto them because Lionel was going to make new shells and I'd be notified when the new shells were ready.  After waiting seven months and hearing nothing further from dealer or Lionel and no assurance provided that new shells would actually be made, I returned the cars.

  PRSLB60Misspelling

what are you complaning about, you got a free L.

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