I  have only seen what has been posted online from the new catalog but so far I have seen nothing that catches my eye. The only thing I see are the very high prices. I don't usually complain about prices but Lionel must think we are all rich. My days of buying new may be over. But hey the used market is calling my name. 

So what will you buy? 

Dave

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I may have to trim some of this fat but..

The Frisco 4500 Meteor, Big Boy first run and the DM&IR “Yellowstone”. 

The freight sounds box cars, Great Northern and Illinois Terminal. 

Both Green Bay and Western reefers.

I like the BN F set, but I want the whole thing in cascade green so I’ll pass. 

The Bush funeral train seems like a good price (considering what the street price will probably be) for what you get. But I will probably take a pass on that two.  

I will also get one or two S gauge items.

Overall I was surprised at how many of the steamers really caught my eye.

Ben

 

LCCA

Wow...  this catalog will be a big one for me...  it will take a while to decide what fits in my budget...  i can relay what catches my eye...

First off, the 4-4-0's look great.  I have not really been into 19th century trains, but studying these, the ornate decorations are really fantastic...  really drawn to these...

Then the Big Boy 4014...  i love the cab floor detail and the big boy sketched on smokebox.  This is cool to me because the bearing caps are silver and would look great lashed to my 844 pulling my excursion train.

Naturally the UP#4141 Bush Funeral Train set and all the UP excursion cars to expand my collection and train.  Looking forward to a 16plus car excursion train!

I am a fan of the EM1s.  Great engine in legacy!  I want the NP grey boiler this time around...

Then i want all the fantasy ATSF northerns...  Rock Island, DRGW, MOPAC, and the 4524 Frisco looks incredible.  Ive also been getting sweet on that ACL.  would love that on my eastern steam display case...  naturally love the Frisco 4500, but probably go with 4524.

The S2 and S4 switchers are really colorful.  Need the ATSF, but may also grab that sweet SusieQ.

The Rio Grande and Cotton Belt are my F7s for this catalog...

I gotta have the Great Northern Circus Ps1 sounds box car...  hope they do the series of them...

Probably more DTI box cars and 60ft Santa Fe auto parts box cars...

Oh yea, forgot...  the UP#1111 is mandatory for me...

Whew!  So much to choose from...

 

 

Bob

Lionel Fan and Super "O" Track Enthusiast

Not much for me. For sure a LC+ docksider and a LC+ GG1.  A lot of the stuff in the catalog is too large for modest sized layouts, so much is on the "ignore" list. A number of things missed the mark as far as paint schemes I want, such as no Great Northern F-7/3 in orange/green with black trucks, and no Rio Grande F7/3 with silver trucks. The Northern Pacific S4 would be of interest, but the previous TMCC version is already on the property, so probably that's a no-go. 

  

Just got the Catalog today and the MTH volume two. If I order anything from the Lionel, it MAY be the NS OCS. I would rather spend my money on MTH... I like the MTH Railking NS OCS even though it only has one powered unit. I may also order an NS SW1500 or NYC GP7.

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Nothing. I'm still waiting on my SFRD freight sounds refrigerator from 2018 V2, REA baggage car from 2019 V1, and a Santa Fe R50B refrigerator from MTH 2019 V1. 

I'd like an ATSF 3751 class Northern, but I lack the cash necessary for purchase. 

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Steamers: US army 4-6-6T, BEDT dockside. 

Diesels: penn central super bass F7 

passenger: auto train & southern camera domes

freight. 2 flat wheels box cars. Not sure wich roads. Probably PC & GN. And a b&o I12 caboose

ill also probably do 1 big steamer. Not sure if it will be the chalked 4014, the in service b&o em1, or the blue goose. (It’s fake but it’s beautiful!)

From what little I've seen so far, nothing. I do expect that to change Monday, when I can really look at the whole catalog. 

NS6770Fan posted:

Just got the Catalog today and the MTH volume two. If I order anything from the Lionel, it MAY be the NS OCS. I would rather spend my money on MTH... I like the MTH Railking NS OCS even though it only has one powered unit. I may also order an NS SW1500 or NYC GP7.

That's funny.  I'd much rather spend my money on Lionel since I spend no money on MTH.

Maybe you should read the title of the topic of this thread.  Might be enlightening.

For you.

 

 

RT   

Have not seen all of the rolling stock yet so there may be some surprises in that category, still waiting on rolling stock from the last catalog. There will be no more pre-orders of Lionel locomotives, been way to many failures out of the box, don't need that frustration.

Bill T.

The only thing that caught my eye was the UP Excursion 2-Pack with the Lone Star Business Car. Lionel seems to have ironed out the difficulties that afflicted the first run of these 21" cars (although none of the ones I got, including all 7 of the UP Excursion cars in that run, exhibited any significant paint or similar issues). 

I don't think that Lionel has done a business car before let alone one in scale length. This will give me a surplus of end of train cars when added to the City of San Francisco dome observation car and the Fox River theater car but I can always run all three together in some kind of order!

Frankly, even if I had space I would not pre-order a Lionel engine these days because of QC concerns.

I will look at the Santa Fe 3751-Class 4-8-4, as I think it will be a good fit on my layout.  I'll probably sell my Sunset brass 2900 Class 4-8-4 to partially finance it, as the Sunset engine is just a bit too large for my layout.  It yearns for longer stretches of straight track.

Tom

 

Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Lone Star Hi-Railers

Santa Fe, All the Way

 

 Still wondering what happened to the NYC sound kitchen MOW car from the last catalog? 

It will be years before these items arrive at the door. Might not be around by then? 

Haven't  really paid much attention to the posted images so will wait until I get a copy in my hands.

As a LC+ fan will definitely consider the LC 2.0 GG1.

And it would be one of the 5-stripe liveries. Tend to like the Tuscan but wonder how that color will come out in the end? That’s always been a problematic one to get correct. Have seen it range from the accurate hue to something resembling a pink. So maybe will play it safe and get green?

TCA, LCCA

I have been  considering the Golden Spike engines since their announcement, but the QC situation is weighing heavily in my hesitance to drop that much money on 2 items.  The recent "all items affected" (or darn close to it!)  flaws in the Hobby Shops (missing pieces), PA1's (electronics that don't work), and the older well documented Mogul snafu are not helping my decision.

I really like the idea of these items and think they would be a nice complement to the previous BFOC, John Bull, etc, but I'm not overly confident right now.

I'm sure something will find it onto my list.  I already asked my dealer to sign me up for the 50th Anniversary Moon Landing commemorative boxcar(I am assuming they are in the catalog, but maybe just on the website? - dealer said they should be in in a couple weeks), and those LC+ docksiders look nice, so I might get one of those.  I assume there are probably a few other pieces of rolling stock I'll put on the list.

-Dave

Number 90 posted:

I will look at the Santa Fe 3751-Class 4-8-4, as I think it will be a good fit on my layout.  I'll probably sell my Sunset brass 2900 Class 4-8-4 to partially finance it, as the Sunset engine is just a bit too large for my layout.  It yearns for longer stretches of straight track.

I was about to respond with a "but these 2 classes are close to the same size" - and they are - but I just threw a yardstick on my Lionel 3271 and my MTH 2903 and did come up with a difference of about 4", including tenders, which is where a lot of the difference resides. This surprised me, but I haven't run either for years.

Still, I wonder how much more "compact" the 3751-class loco will look, compared to the 2900's? Those 2900's - zowie. I do need to make my shelf queen PS-1 version an ERR command loco. 

The Frisco 4524 has my attention as well - just wish it had a coal tender like it should. May be my sort of fantasy engine for the year.

The Cotton Belt F7's will be #1 on my order form

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