Like a lot of people I als have had a couple of QC issues with the new passenger cars. The first was my station sounds car one truck was loose do to a warped e clip. I just put that e clip back on, we’ll see if it holds. I also have a few scuffs underneath the “Portland Rose” on that car. I’m not too terribly worried about that, it does kida suck it’s there but frankly sometimes it’s not all perfect. Although today while I was working on the station sound car I realized why my “Katy Flyer” car looked a little different, the hole diaphragm is missing and look to have been broke off. So I suppose I’ll have to get a hold of Lionel and see about that one. Also if it hasent been posted yet I took some photos of the inside of the station sounds dinner.
No haven’t found any gouges. Finally called Lionel yesterday, basically they said was rerun it to my dealer for a refund or an exchange. They said the diaphragm was considered part of the shell, and from what I have heard they have no parts for the 21” Passenger cars currently. I called Trainworld today and they intended to get something to me, I was informed they were going to contact Lionel. We’ll see if they get anywhere or if they also get hit with a brick wall