Lionel's shipping shows tomorrow (5-2-23) as an estimate for Strasburg 89. Anybody got any intel on them?
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Always check the lionel store online, things show up there 1st then off to dealers
They have arrived
Ro lists them as not arriving until July.
@John Mitchell posted:
Hey Stu, the Strasburg did not show up on this link.
No, it didn't. The Strasburg version is a regularly cataloged item. The link I provided was to the METCA Custom Run D&GRW version. All versions (regularly cataloged and custom runs) are produced at the same time. Hence, if the METCA version is arriving now, the regularly cataloged ones should only be days away from hitting the dealer shelves.
They have arrived. I got a text earlier this morning confirming my text yesterday.
They have arrived, they are on the way to dealers. The Lionel site showed them in stock, they get them 1st, then the dealers. Give them time to get there. Most are all sold out on Lionel site already.
Mine arrived Friday
Whoever has one could you post a picture on this thread?
My friend Jay Hines has a YouTube video of his channel. We both picked up one Friday. Subscribe to his channel and enjoy. The video is about 8 minutes long.
Does anyone have any idea why none of the dealers outside of NC have the moguls? Looks like METCA shipped theirs out and some stores in the NC area like Berkshire Station have them in stock? Also Lionel's store has them for sale, yet none of the other dealers have them? Am I missing something?
Dealers have to have room to accept delivery, they can wait like a month after they arrive to get theirs.
I don't understand what's going on, some dealers have them (none of the big ones) and there's YouTube videos out there where people are showing they have them. I know there's usually a week to 10 day time period in which it takes dealers to receive them after they're shipped from Lionel but this one is strange
Mr. Muffin said in his newsletter he’d have them
They have been at the Lionel warehouse and will be shipping to dealers with the FA units that came in last week.
That looks great, seems to be worth the wait!
Did the real 89 ever have "Strasburg Rail Road" on her CN style number plate, like this model has? I've been going to Strasburg for well over 20 years, and I don't think I've ever seen 89 with a Strasburg lettered CN style number plate.