Lionel's Dave Olson speaks on upcoming S-Gauge aquarium cars

I spoke to Dave at York & he indicated the pre-orders for both of the S gauge aquarium cars (Polar Express &  American Flyer Lines) were "strong" and said to expect to see different versions in upcoming catalogs.  Dave says the catalog photos used Lionel aquarium cars as mock-ups, with the "Circle L" on each side.  The production S gauge versions will utilize the Flyer "mint car" shell & LED lighting!  GOOD NEWS.... especially on the LED lighting!   Thanks and keep up the good work on S gauge, Dave.  We appreciate it!

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RadioRon posted:

do both feature motorized belts? 

Dave did say either here on the forum or on the R&D show that the AF aquarium car will be motorized with two train images on the belt. The PE car does say it has the same belt.

The car is based on the AF mint car mold and it doesn't have the circle L so hopefully these new cars won't either. I hope not.

Mark

 

RadioRon posted:
  I know Flyer guys tend to like, scale, realistic stuff, I am still open to see some of the whimsy which has been more typically found in O gauge. 

Actually, in spite of me being a "scale guy," I would like to have a bona-fied Flyer aquarium car, complete with the ripple windows that creates the illusion of the fish swimming.

Sometimes, you gotta lose your mind...

Rusty

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