Yes, there have been several versions of the new Lionel NYC J3a Hudson announced in the 2019V1 Catalog and through other dealers' special runs. However, for some of you, this is the one that you asked to have made, and it's being made as an exclusive for MrMuffin'sTrains by Lionel.
It's features include:
- All black; no white walls or white stripes
- No class lights
- All boxpok wheels
- Dark grey boiler – no silver
- Darkened siderods
- Darkened cylinder caps
- PT Tender, with water scoop steam effect
- Road # 5415
This version is pictured in the book Thoroughbreds by Staufer and May on page 174.
I will send out the confirming art work to all that pre-order this engine from MrMuffin'sTrains when we receive it from Lionel, so you can verify the features are being manufactured as described.
The MSRP for the J3a's with the PT tender and water scoop steam effect is $1499.99, and we will be taking pre-orders for this engine at $1349.99 through the end of February.
To preorder yours, use this link, and no deposit is required - just select "pre-order" at checkout.