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A NYC Dreyfus Hudson, Commodore Vanderbilt,  J1e, or L2a would be nice. I also would not mind B&M 3713 or a B&M Berkshire. I also kind of regret passing on the Heavy Mikados a few years ago, and based on a previous post I think maybe.... Knowing my luck, all these things will be cataloged at once, and I'll get overwhelmed by the choices and not order anything.

Is it just me, or should the Vision Line and brass hybrid lines merge into one? That way, Vision Line models could fill their original purpose by being brass: never-before done, unique models. 

And please let the force couple from the VL Niagara find its way into the catalog again! Amazing feature that makes quite difference, and always useful, unlike multiple smoke units (as cool as they are).

Harry's Trains posted:

A NYC Dreyfus Hudson, Commodore Vanderbilt,  J1e, or L2a would be nice. I also would not mind B&M 3713 or a B&M Berkshire. I also kind of regret passing on the Heavy Mikados a few years ago, and based on a previous post I think maybe.... Knowing my luck, all these things will be cataloged at once, and I'll get overwhelmed by the choices and not order anything.

Is it just me, or should the Vision Line and brass hybrid lines merge into one? That way, Vision Line models could fill their original purpose by being brass: never-before done, unique models. 

And please let the force couple from the VL Niagara find its way into the catalog again! Amazing feature that makes quite difference, and always useful, unlike multiple smoke units (as cool as they are).

Hello Harry. The heavy Mikes are great. Forum sponsor Nicholas Smith has almost all of them still in stock. Click on their clearance/special page. Good price. I have the NKP version and really like it. 

BTW, I’m pulling for a Dreyfus as well. 

daylight posted:

Sunset 3rd rail continues to offer new steam engines  (new tooling) but at a firm price of $1499.00 or higher and almost always sell out.  A well detailed engine is a work of art


 

Its my understanding that brass models don't have "tooling" in the normal sense like diecast locomotives do so the tooling cost question isn't a factor. I think the higher cost of brass comes from labor costs but someone else with more experience would need to chime in.

I would like to see the Dreyfus Hudson as well myself. I would buy as many versions of it I could as that is probably my most sought after engine. I have held fast on not buying any of the TMCC versions of have seen floating out on the web or in stores. I figured that they would have to make them at some point in time. As far as features, I just hope that they make it as correctly as possible. I know I should say right, but I don't even know what they right one would look like. Let's just hope they get it to where the head nods approve and without many head shakers.

As far as what else. That really begs questions. If the Dreyfus is there, I doubt much else would grab my attention. If it's not, and there are no PRR or NYC steam, I will probably have a light purchase if nothing else is there other than stuff I missed in the Legacy versions already offered, Y6B mainly.

justin p posted:

A smart idea would be to take the Old lionel Dreyfuss from 1993(Smithsonian version) and put new sounds into it.H0089-L1401573122087974_2

Not so smart actually. They were not made very well. They were somewhat unique for their time with a lot of detail but they are very fragile. Nothing like 3rd Rails brass version. The CCII engine is very solid. Give it 4 chuffs and it would be near the equal of a Legacy engine. 

That whistle steam will cost you a grand more than the CCII engine. 

Pete

Norton posted:
justin p posted:

A smart idea would be to take the Old lionel Dreyfuss from 1993(Smithsonian version) and put new sounds into it.H0089-L1401573122087974_2

Not so smart actually. They were not made very well. They were somewhat unique for their time with a lot of detail but they are very fragile. Nothing like 3rd Rails brass version. The CCII engine is very solid. Give it 4 chuffs and it would be near the equal of a Legacy engine. 

That whistle steam will cost you a grand more than the CCII engine. 

Pete

Sounds like the Dreyfuss is the choice by popularity.  I'm a little surprised since MTH did one a while ago.  That is exactly why Lionel will do the Dreyfuss.  I for one have struggled with the MTH Premier.  I would gladly do a fire sale on it if Lionel were to release one in VL.

"So let it be written, so let it be done!"

Kinda hope it is a dreyfuss hudson so I won't be tempted to spend big bucks lol.  About the only thing that would get my wallet open is a scale AA set of DL&W F's, E's, or scale DL&W steam that is accurate to what was actually owned by the railroad..... Guessing I'm probably safe there.  I am interested to see what LC2.0 products come out though..... Could spring for something neat in that line.  

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