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Its never to early to put a bug in Lionel's ear for the upcoming catalogs.

So, I would like to see:

- some more SD70ace's or SD70M's with Central Maine and Quebec paint scheme. See the pictures. The Central Maine and Quebec is owned by the Canadain Pacific.

- GP9s in Providence and Worcester paint.

Any of the above locomotives in a Lionel Lines paint (which always looks good)

More Lion chief or Legacy locomotives that can negotiate an O-36 curve.



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What I really want is Lionel to acquire MTH's steam engines and produce the PRR A5.  That I would buy in a heartbeat.

Other than that, I'll keep to models that have already built:

-BN #1876 SD40-2 in Bicentennial colors. To run with Lionel's earlier Legacy BN #1776 U30 release.  This pair actually pulled the American Freedom Train when the steamers were in maintenance, so I think it would be neat to have both for my AFT set.

-The new MoW cars in PRR gray.  They were not painted yellow until the mid-50s, and many stayed gray for a lot longer.

I know this is probably totally unlikely, but LionChief or LionChief+ retrofits.  A TMCC/Legacy to Lionchief bridge device to allow control of older LC and LC+ locos via the cab-1 or cab-2.

Down the road a TMCC/Legacy to TIU bridge to control PS2 and PS3 locos for those who are going to eventually be orphaned by the end of MTH. Even better, find a way to directly control PS2 or PS3 locos without a TIU by making some sort of emulator device.

A LionChief controllable culvert loader and unloader that works from the App and/or the universal remote.

How about a updated postwar Seaboard switcher with LionChief or LionChief +2.0? 

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@Landsteiner posted:

I know this is probably totally unlikely, but LionChief or LionChief+ retrofits.  A TMCC/Legacy to Lionchief bridge device to allow control of older LC and LC+ locos via the cab-1 or cab-2.

Down the road a TMCC/Legacy to TIU bridge to control PS2 and PS3 locos for those who are going to eventually be orphaned by the end of MTH. Even better, find a way to directly control PS2 or PS3 locos without a TIU by making some sort of emulator device.

A LionChief controllable culvert loader and unloader that works from the App and/or the universal remote.

How about a updated postwar Seaboard switcher with LionChief or LionChief +2.0?

BINGO!!!

@Lionel2056 posted:

How about some GP9's in Adrian & Blissfield or Black River & Western? The Providence & Worcester paint scheme looks nice too!

Or...

  • Scale RS-3 with Legacy (WM or PRR Hammerhead RS-3 too)
  • Legacy F3
  • Return of the Rail bonder motorized unit
  • Flatcar w/ Wedge Plow
  • Scale Postwar or Prewar-inspired Legacy train sets
  • Porter or Plymouth switchers
  • EMD BL2

Has Lionel ever offered a scale rs3? My first engine was a Christmas rs3, but I’ve never seen a scale rs3 from Lionel, only mth.

here's my wishlist

LC 2.0 GP20

LC2.0 GP38

more tier 4's

updated semi scale s2 turbine

semi scale sd40-2

more types of light up track

lionchief Fortnite train set

ghostbusters train set

ghostbusters fire station with operating ecto 1

Nerf train set complete with nerf dart firing cannon car

Teenage mutant ninja turtles subway set that plays the theme song

GI JOE train set

@Csxcellent posted:

Has Lionel ever offered a scale rs3? My first engine was a Christmas rs3, but I’ve never seen a scale rs3 from Lionel, only mth.

I think they offered one ages ago under 'K-Line by Lionel', but I could be wrong. They were originally K-Line models so its likely not going to happen, but they are sold under the Williams by Bachmann name now. Just would like one with the same level of detail as K-Line or Weaver, but with Legacy.

@Lionel2056 posted:

I think they offered one ages ago under 'K-Line by Lionel', but I could be wrong. They were originally K-Line models so its likely not going to happen, but they are sold under the Williams by Bachmann name now. Just would like one with the same level of detail as K-Line or Weaver, but with Legacy.

If they could get the k-line tooling back, it would be a great fit for lc+2.0. However I can’t see full legacy going into it unless it’s entirely new tooling. If an lc+2.0 is produced in b&o or western Maryland I might be interested.

I would love to see the return of the Legacy 2-6-0 Moguls, they would fit in nicely with the one small steam locomotive Lionel does per catalog (Ten-Wheeler, Camelback, etc.)

  • Strasburg 89 comes to mind as one I would like to see made but between the Camelback and SW8 last catalog, that is a lot of Strasburg stuff to release in a short time.

As for diesels I am hoping for another run of the H16-44.

  • Hopefully, Nassau hobby would do a custom run of some LIRR units with Lionel.

Lastly, the return of the GLa hoppers, I have two of them and love them!

Canadian National CN Piggyback O scale 40' Trailer pairs

Grand Trunk Western REAZ  O scale 40' Trailer pairs



ROCK ISLAND O scale 40' Trailer pairs

SOO LINE 1960's and 1970's schemes on the O scale 40' Trailer pairs



UNION PACIFIC  We can handle it. 1976 scheme on the O scale 40' Trailer pairs.

VERMONT RAILWAY O scale 40' Trailer Pairs

Western Pacific 1970-1980 era schemes on the O scale 40' Trailer pairs.



Andrew

@Csxcellent posted:

Has Lionel ever offered a scale rs3? My first engine was a Christmas rs3, but I’ve never seen a scale rs3 from Lionel, only mth.

The only mass produced close to scale RS3 has been the Weaver version and the Atlas version is a close second. 

To change to the topic and provide a positive contribution, I'd like to see:

  • Real 2 rail offerings with fixed pilots and DCC
  • Runs of individual 21" cars so we aren't stuck with the traditional 4 car set and a 2 car add-on pack.  The 21" generic Budd style cars are well done for the price point, but it would be nice to be able to add-on some 10-6's and coaches for a longer train.
  • A re-run of F40PHs less the quality control issues of the original runs.  Yes, it is a "classic F unit" now, but they did do a nice job with theirs on capturing the details correctly.  For me this locomotive and all the -40 series EMDs are the epitome of quality and Longevity.   
  • CNJ Atlantic 592 - the one in the B&O museum.  It pulled the Blue Comet often during the later years and served another 10 years in service.  It is not the same body casting as the overdone 10 wheeler as the steam dome is behind the cab and there is more space between the Wooten firebox and the cab.  The proportions of that one .  Preferably in 2 rail for me on that one.
  • CNJ GP40-P.  I would purchase this in at least two to three of the 5 paint schemes it ended up in through NJT and I don't see this coming from anyone else at any time.

Otherwise for now I don't really have anything else on my bucket list that I don't see coming from my preferred manufacturer.

This is a pretty much a repeat of what was on my wish list for 2021 V1 as none of my wishes made the catalog:



- Strasburg 90:  would be nice to finally have in O scale. I don't think this would be as 'niche' of an engine to make as Strasburg is considered one of (if not the) most quintessential tourist railroad in the US. Many have fond memories there and I can see this being a good seller. The MTH SRC coaches sold out in just 2 days at my LHS (they ordered 20+ in addition to preorders). I could see the 8618 and camelback not being the best sellers as many are waiting for 90 as it has been teased here and on other sites.

- PRR P5: (did MTH ever manufacture the ones that they advertised in their 2020 V1 catalog? Haven't seen them advertised on any LHS websites ) I would like someone to produce this again (with or without the MTH tooling), unlikely that it will be Lionel though. Yes, 3rd rail has offered these before but I wasn't as involved in the hobby during their latest offering.

- PRR MP54: an old K-line tooling that Lionel made years ago under the K-line by Lionel name. It would be nice to see these be produced again with some upgrades.

- PRR K4s with short haul tenders: the same ones they did in 2011. Prewar, also not a fan of the long haul tendered ones they have made in the last few years. Given it's been 10 years now, I could see them reissuing this in the not-so-distant future, if not this year.

- PRR M1s (anyone starting to notice a certain theme here?? ): same as they have done in 2014. Like the K4's it's been a while since so I could see these on Lionel's "to-do list".

- I would also be interested in another run of the VL GG1's in a few years (similar to how they did a re-run of the 2-10-10-2's) as they are really nice but hard to find now in the 5 strip DGLE.

@Prr7688 posted:

This is a pretty much a repeat of what was on my wish list for 2021 V1 as none of my wishes made the catalog:



- Strasburg 90:  would be nice to finally have in O scale. I don't think this would be as 'niche' of an engine to make as Strasburg is considered one of (if not the) most quintessential tourist railroad in the US. Many have fond memories there and I can see this being a good seller. The MTH SRC coaches sold out in just 2 days at my LHS (they ordered 20+ in addition to preorders). I could see the 8618 and camelback not being the best sellers as many are waiting for 90 as it has been teased here and on other sites.

- PRR P5: (did MTH ever manufacture the ones that they advertised in their 2020 V1 catalog? Haven't seen them advertised on any LHS websites ) I would like someone to produce this again (with or without the MTH tooling), unlikely that it will be Lionel though. Yes, 3rd rail has offered these before but I wasn't as involved in the hobby during their latest offering.

- PRR MP54: an old K-line tooling that Lionel made years ago under the K-line by Lionel name. It would be nice to see these be produced again with some upgrades.

- PRR K4s with short haul tenders: the same ones they did in 2011. Prewar, also not a fan of the long haul tendered ones they have made in the last few years. Given it's been 10 years now, I could see them reissuing this in the not-so-distant future, if not this year.

- PRR M1s (anyone starting to notice a certain theme here?? ): same as they have done in 2014. Like the K4's it's been a while since so I could see these on Lionel's "to-do list".

- I would also be interested in another run of the VL GG1's in a few years (similar to how they did a re-run of the 2-10-10-2's) as they are really nice but hard to find now in the 5 strip DGLE.

The PRR MP54 set from 1992 is actually a better source for tooling than the K-line tooling that is not at all close to an MP54.   I have owned both K-line MP54ish offerings in 18" and 15".

While the old Lionel tooling lacks some details, when I compared it to my Custom Brass BM54, it scales out properly and has the correct proportions and the key details.  I am planning on converting my old Lionel set to 2rail at some point as it really isn't that big of a project to make it into a decent scale model. New steps, A few added details, scale brass pantographs, scale couplers and pilot fabrications, interiors in lieu of window figure strips, and adding a DC motor, scale wheels, and maybe DCC.  Granted it's 30 year old tooling and likely lost somewhere, but it's still good.

Which P5a are you are you looking for?  Modified or box-cab?  MTH did make both as has 3rd Rail.  I have the box-cab in 3rd Rail and an MTH version of the modified.  As much of a shill I am for 3rd Rail, my Overland P5a modified made by Ajin is better than all of them combined.  If I ever get to going through my MTH one to make sure it still runs properly, I'll be selling it as I don't model PRR in 3 Rail anymore.

However, now that we are on a PRR theme, I'd like to see an accurate model of PRR D16sb 1223.  That is the locomotive I rode behind when I was last on the Strasburg.  It was a long time ago.  In 2 rail of course.

I would love to see some new road names (Akron, Canton, Youngstown if anybody specific is reading this haha).

It would be cool to see some steel industry offerings but I would imagine sales are way too small for that because it's such a niche thing.

A consolidation of control systems or no new systems would be good in the next catalog. I mean that lightheartedly but it would be good to let the dust settle from LC, LC 2.0 +, Legacy. Just stick with something for a little while.

I probably won't buy any locomotives unless something REALLY fantastic is brought out. I guess that would have to be an Allegheny, triplex, Y6b, or a specialty locomotive that I just gotta have. I pretty much maxed out the railroad budget in the first catalog release.

I definitely will be excited to see what they come up with!!

Streamlined Commodore Vanderbilt scale

NYC Streamlined Mercury loco and scale length passenger cars

C&O L1 scale

RDC's scale including length

scale length Amfleet and viewliners with kinetic coupling

Susquehanna E8's

NJTransit scale length bilevels.

Charger locomotives

CalTrains "Baby bullet" locomotives

New York and Greenwood Lake Geep

Delaware Coast Line (not sure if it was a C420 or an RS something)

South Shore MU's

Metra scale bilevel electrics

Center beam lumber flats scale length with proper truck placement and kinetic couplers

Open auto racks scale length with proper truck placement and kinetic couplers

tourist railroad gondolas with bench seating and steps at both ends to the adjoining passenger cars.

Dining cars without sounds

Hoppers used as buffer cars.

Ringling Bros Circus train offer one or two scale cars each year.

That's enough for now.

@jonnyspeed posted:

2 Rail

I am kind of on the fence with this one. If Lionel were to do 2 rail right meaning in locomotives they have fixed pilots, full length handrails, no high water pants, fully flanged proper sized/flanged drivers to 2 rail standards, and DCC/sound. With their scale freight cars they should have Kadee coupler pads and please sell a 2 rail truck that simply screws on. I don’t even understand the complicated way to 2 rail a Lionel car (using Lionel wheel sets) and only certain cars can be 2 railed with their wheelsets. If yes to all that then by all means it would be great if Lionel would jump into the 2 rail side but I seriously doubt it will happen.

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The PRR MP54 set from 1992 is actually a better source for tooling than the K-line tooling that is not at all close to an MP54.   I have owned both K-line MP54ish offerings in 18" and 15".

While the old Lionel tooling lacks some details, when I compared it to my Custom Brass BM54, it scales out properly and has the correct proportions and the key details.  I am planning on converting my old Lionel set to 2rail at some point as it really isn't that big of a project to make it into a decent scale model. New steps, A few added details, scale brass pantographs, scale couplers and pilot fabrications, interiors in lieu of window figure strips, and adding a DC motor, scale wheels, and maybe DCC.  Granted it's 30 year old tooling and likely lost somewhere, but it's still good.

Which P5a are you are you looking for?  Modified or box-cab?  MTH did make both as has 3rd Rail.  I have the box-cab in 3rd Rail and an MTH version of the modified.  As much of a shill I am for 3rd Rail, my Overland P5a modified made by Ajin is better than all of them combined.  If I ever get to going through my MTH one to make sure it still runs properly, I'll be selling it as I don't model PRR in 3 Rail anymore.

However, now that we are on a PRR theme, I'd like to see an accurate model of PRR D16sb 1223.  That is the locomotive I rode behind when I was last on the Strasburg.  It was a long time ago.  In 2 rail of course.

Interesting about the '92 tooling being more accurate! I've never gotten a close look at either in person but was turned off by the 'silhouette windows' on the older version compared to interiors on the newer one. Question: isn't the headlight in the wrong position as well? I seem to recall a video of it being mounted at the base of the door. Do you have any opinion on the MTH MP54's? I've been looking for those, they look nice from what I've seen on Youtube.

In terms of P5a, I would go for the boxcab... I've given up looking for the 3rd rail version as it's impossible to find. I've seen a few MTH boxcab versions on Ebay but they all had Zinc rot.

I second your request for 1223! MTH dropped the ball when they did the D16d over the D16sb. While we're at it, we might as well add PRR E7s 7002 (8063, not the original E2 7002) to the list as well!

Its never to early to put a bug in Lionel's ear for the upcoming catalogs.

So, I would like to see:

- some more SD70ace's or SD70M's with Central Maine and Quebec paint scheme. See the pictures. The Central Maine and Quebec is owned by the Canadain Pacific.

- GP9s in Providence and Worcester paint.

Any of the above locomotives in a Lionel Lines paint (which always looks good)

More Lion chief or Legacy locomotives that can negotiate an O-36 curve.



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I'm not a locomotive prototype expert but I made a hasty error in saying this Central Maine and Quebec locomotive is an SD70 locomotive. it is actually an ET44AC locomotive.  Lionel has made these locomotives as a Lion Chief. Nevertheless, I like this paint scheme so much I will take it as a ET44AC or and SD70! Help out a confused train guy Lionel!

A return of F40s. New liveries like (NJ Transit, Metro-North, Grand Canyon RR, Rio Grand Ski Train, Coaster, Metra, MBTA) and many others would be surefire sellers............... If only acquiring the logo licensing could be as easy as rattling off ideas...

I'm in for a return of the Legacy Moguls. A legacy Strasburg 89 would be awesome.

These items don't require toolings to be made from the ground up, so I think these could be more probable than let's say an "acs-64"

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A return of F40s. New liveries like (NJ Transit, Metro-North, Grand Canyon RR, Rio Grand Ski Train, Coaster, Metra, MBTA) and many others would be surefire sellers............... If only acquiring the logo licensing could be as easy as rattling off ideas...

I'm in for a return of the Legacy Moguls. A legacy Strasburg 89 would be awesome.

These items don't require toolings to be made from the ground up, so I think these could be more probable than let's say an "acs-64"

The F40s will be coming soon. Ryan said this in the latest catalog show.

Re-run of the Legacy Berkshires.

A NYC Mercury would be cool.

Some smaller/earlier engines, like a 2-8-0, 4-8-0, or Decapod.

I saw a picture of some N&W F-units (ABA) for sale online that took me by surprise; I thought N&W never bought them. They had a blue/yellow color scheme (same colors as N&W GP7s). No idea the history behind them but models of those would be interesting. Also pretty much anything N&W.

A Legacy module or adapter that can interface with Bluetooth, so we can control LionChief and LionChief Plus (with electro coupler functionality) trains. Maybe something like the Legacy PowerMaster, which allows the Legacy remote to control conventional engines.

A Legacy or LionChief 2.0 conversion/upgrade kit. I can dream!

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Wow! Such great ideas. Here's a few of mine:

-Vision Line Wabtec Battery Electric Loco and BNSF ET44C4 set and some modern freight cars

-Vision SD70ACe-T4s

-ET44ACs

-Vision Siemens Chargers and matching passenger car sets

-Vision Triplex

-ATSF/BNSF SD75M/I

-Fastrack Turntable

-Fastrack 2-track truss bridge

-More accessories w/ Command-Control or Bluetooth

-Legacy-controlled scale Intermodal Crane

-Vision Modern Reefers, Boxcars, and Tank Cars

-TankTrain Cars w/ Sounds

-F45/FP45 Locos

-The AEC Geep is a great idea. I also want the Phantom locos and passenger cars. Maybe the Phantom locos could have separate-sale freight sets that match the locos.

-Fastrack Bascule Bridge (1 and 2 tracks) based on the truss bridge design

-ATSF Super Chief and El Capitan passenger sets

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Wow! Such great ideas. Here's a few of mine:

-Vision Line Wabtec Battery Electric Loco and BNSF ET44C4 set and some modern freight cars

-Vision SD70ACe-T4s

-ET44ACs

-Vision Siemens Chargers and matching passenger car sets

-Vision Triplex

-ATSF/BNSF SD75M/I

-Fastrack Turntable

-Fastrack 2-track truss bridge

-More accessories w/ Command-Control or Bluetooth

-Legacy-controlled scale Intermodal Crane

-Vision Modern Reefers, Boxcars, and Tank Cars

-TankTrain Cars w/ Sounds

-F45/FP45 Locos

-The AEC Geep is a great idea. I also want the Phantom locos and passenger cars. Maybe the Phantom locos could have separate-sale freight sets that match the locos.

-Fastrack Bascule Bridge (1 and 2 tracks) based on the truss bridge design

-ATSF Super Chief and El Capitan passenger sets

I was thinking of that too. It’s time for a LC2.0 reissue of the Phantom locomotives. Perhaps in black.

I'm not much of a joiner in these frequent "what should they make" threads. The list of locos are endless and, unfortunately, the vast majority never see the light of day.  But I do like the idea that's been mentioned several times about Lionel producing some fun accessories. Seems like a great untapped area especially in the category of Postwar remakes. How about it, Lionel?

SIRT, please put your comments outside of my quote box.

Just an FYI and something I would like to be fixed.  When using an iPad to reply while quoting a previous post, if anything is changed inside the quote (for example, text and pictures are deleted), I have found it impossible to get the cursor back out of the quote box.  I have had to cancel reply’s and make certain to type my reply before deleting anything from the quote box.  Maybe this is what happened with SIRT’s reply.

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Just an FYI and something I would like to be fixed.  When using an iPad to reply while quoting a previous post, if anything is changed inside the quote (for example, text and pictures are deleted), I have found it impossible to get the cursor back out of the quote box.  I have had to cancel reply’s and make certain to type my reply before deleting anything from the quote box.  Maybe this is what happened with SIRT’s reply.

Same exact thing happens to me. I have to do the same thing as you. It can be frustrating.

I wouldn't mind a steam locomotive with a fallen flag roadname from Canadian history.  PEI, Intercolonial, Canadian Northern (or any of its vast inventory of railways), Northern Alberta, or even Dominion Atlantic.

Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and BC Rail are basically defaults on the market when it comes to Canadian pickings and VIA Rail is scarcely done by Lionel (if at all).

But at least sell interchangeable road plates/tendercar sides (either blank or pre-printed) as that's an easy close second to do

@DylTrains posted:

I wouldn't mind a steam locomotive with a fallen flag roadname from Canadian history.  PEI, Intercolonial, Canadian Northern (or any of its vast inventory of railways), Northern Alberta, or even Dominion Atlantic.

Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and BC Rail are basically defaults on the market when it comes to Canadian pickings and VIA Rail is scarcely done by Lionel (if at all).

But at least sell interchangeable road plates/tendercar sides (either blank or pre-printed) as that's an easy close second to do

I love all Canadian road names. I'm not Canadian but being half French Canadian I have strong emotional ties. Besides that,  many of these past and current Canadian lines and their subsidiaries cross over into the New England area where I live.

Let's see... Lionel should stick closer to doing obscure road names, and I have some choices for steam engines.

1. A full scale version of the DT&I Berk using the chassis for its B&A and B&M Berkshires. The actual engines themselves are tragically underrated in my opinion. dti-s701ggD

2. Cotton Belt 819 using the Santa Fe 3751 or old Rock Island Northern tooling.  

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3. Wabash 4-8-4

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4. Thomas' Duck the Great Western Engine!Buzz,Buzz17

5. Plus, his real life counterpart. Duck'sbasis

6. Bill and Ben

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7. Not to mention proper DT&I cabooses, too! tdcabdti77a19890507FR-1024x685

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My wish for the next catalog are as follows.

1. Works correctly out of the box, no loose pieces floating around in the box

2. Correctly painted, accurate representation of what they are trying to model

3. Knuckle couplers that work

4. No cheap *** assembly like what we got from that factory in Vietnam with the two bay hoppers

5. Back to paint, no chipping paint like what we got with the milk cars on the door hinges.

Is that to much to ask for????

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Its never to early to put a bug in Lionel's ear for the upcoming catalogs.

So, I would like to see:

- some more SD70ace's or SD70M's with Central Maine and Quebec paint scheme. See the pictures. The Central Maine and Quebec is owned by the Canadain Pacific.

- GP9s in Providence and Worcester paint.

Any of the above locomotives in a Lionel Lines paint (which always looks good)

More Lion chief or Legacy locomotives that can negotiate an O-36 curve.



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If we infer this is about Vol 2 for 2021, when is the expected release date?  Would be something nice to look forward to, since Mike is depriving us the pleasure and anticipation for the MTH catalogs.

Long Island RR tichy scheme H16-44. (With Modified handrail tooling)

Long Island RR blue & yellow alco S2 & grey/ orange

Long Island RR “steel thruway to the fair gateway” 21” worlds fair cars

Long island 18” “cannonball” blue & grey parlor cars with station sounds diner

Vision 700E Hudson re-issue with boiler speaker & reciprocating cylinders.

Vision Dreyfuss Hudson w/ multiple drive wheel configurations, normal & PT tenders w/ water scoop effect & correctly tooled 20th century Ltd cars 1938 & 1940


Vision CC2 re-issue with boiler speaker & a fantasy Tuscan scheme. Yes I think a Tuscan CC2 would be amazing!

Vision line PRR T1 (new tooling 6110 & 6111 skirted prototypes, unskirted w/ portholes & unskirted W/O portholes.

PRR K4 in multiple variations & Brass Hybrid PRR K5 (add swinging bell)

SP AC12 cab forward re-issue. SP/ SP lines & SP grey boiler with red cab roof. (Maybe add some vision features like a speaker in the boiler & road specific crew talk)

Vision (or at least road specific crew talk & a speaker boiler) Y6b with brass hybrid y6a, vision coal hopper cars (freight sounds, loading/ unloading sound sequence) & die cast water tenders with freight sounds & engine maintenance dialog, plus a very nicely detailed caboose.

I don’t want all this in the next catalog, just one or 2 pieces, but this is my long term 5 year Lionel wish list.

Bonus: Vision line Thomas the tank engine!!!

Please Lionel, a Canadian Pacific SD70ACU in the CORRECT military tribute camo paint scheme. Please DON"T make it in the hideous day-glo florescent colors that the other train company did.

As a military veteran and Canadian Pacific fan, I would be proud to own this locomotive.

100% agree. I also hope if Lionel does make these, they use the SD90MAC long hood rather than the SD70ACe like MTH did. I'll also throw in a vote for the CN military tribute units. I know Lionel has the ET44AC model in traditional size, but it would be nice to see one made in scale size as well.

Rob

1. Legacy F40 and Cabbage re-run

2. Legacy Hudsons w/whistle steam that aren't New York Central. So much to choose from. ATSF 3460s would get orders, as would New Haven I5 Shoreliners and Milwaukee F7s. Wabash P1s and Lackawanna M1s could be a surprise success.

3. Legacy Santa Fe 3400 class heavy Pacifics w/whistle steam, based on their later appearance as rebuilt with disc drivers (see ATSF 3415)

@superwarp1 posted:

My wish for the next catalog are as follows.

1. Works correctly out of the box, no loose pieces floating around in the box

2. Correctly painted, accurate representation of what they are trying to model

3. Knuckle couplers that work

4. No cheap *** assembly like what we got from that factory in Vietnam with the two bay hoppers

5. Back to paint, no chipping paint like what we got with the milk cars on the door hinges.

Is that to much to ask for????

And, of course, articulated couplers. BTW, this is not a wish. It is absolutely essential.

Pat

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How about some Amtrak stuff for their 50th Anniversary!

I'd like to see reissued amfleets & Cab cars. It would be better if Lionel produced them in phase III since they only made phase IVb amfleets, circa 2010 (the last time they were sold). I don’t know if this would be possible, but a model of #1001 (Beech Grove) would be a welcomed addition. If Lionel keeps the 0-36 minimum, that allows people with smaller layouts to order these cars too!

It would also be nice for a re-issue of the legacy F40PH.
Final thought: a legacy version of the HHP-8?

Please let me know your thoughts on these product ideas.

Bryce

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My big wish is that Lionel stop changing the paint schemes on locomotives between catalog photos and production. This goes especially for high end BTO items that people have to preorder.

When you order this..........................

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and get this.............................

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or ordered this...........................

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and get this........................

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something went wrong somewhere. At some point someone made the decision to paint the smoke box a different color. Why does this happen? I wish it would stop! It is just not right to do this to your customers who pay a premium up front, and deserve to get what they paid for.

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In service 21" passenger sets with a new blunt end dome observation car.

Make a standard observation car and offer different Herald parts that can be purchased separately and plugged into the end.

City of....

Los Angeles

San Francisco

St. Louis

Portland

Etc...

UnionPacific_60820005_1500w~2modelers can purchase the one named train herald they want or all of them.

Too bad it will never happen.

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Last edited by WITZ 41

I was very disappointed I missed the MrMuffins run. Thought I might have more than a month to buy a set but no extras were available. The first train I ever got as a kid was the Lionel Lake Shore Limited so I would like a Legacy version of the Amtrak phase 1 paint scheme sometime in the future. I would be happy with fantasy F3s too like the old Lionel ones. It looks like the O scale business truly is built to order now or you miss out.

i forgot to add these in my original post  but how about a lionchief reissue of the maritime exploration titanic set as well as a redo of the operation eagle justice set. perhaps lionel could give that cancelled new haven ft trailer van lionchief set another try as i think what killed it was lack of orders caused by an incorrect name for the set. It was labeled as an alco set when the art showed an EMD FT diesel. what a pitty because that set was beautiful and would have looked great hauling freight as main for the Allegheny City local train AC077.

An O scale wood caboose with the 1930's and 1940's era paint scheme of the Grand Trunk Western for the GTW steam locomotives that have been released in the past 10 years would be good.

An O scale wood caboose with the 1950's era paint scheme of the Grand Trunk Western to run behind trains with GTW early diesel locomotives has not been done yet.

Andrew

I'll make my usual plug for Lionel to let us have some fun with foreign trains like a Gresley A4 or the Orient Express.  The Flying Scotsman actually ran on American rails for at least a year or two - maybe start there?

I also think it would be really cool for Lionel to make double use of its S-gauge and HO-track and its O-scale lineup to make narrow gauge engines.  Maybe Durango & Silverton or Cumbres & Toltec to start?  Lionel could do a gorgeous Legacy version of some of those old steamers and run them on its own track, to O-scale proportions.

As far as features, I think the effects - like cylinder steam and whistle steam and swinging bells - are amazing and one of the reasons I love O gauge.  Just as whistle steam has gradually spread across the whole Legacy line, I hope cylinder steam and other special effects will find their way outside the Vision realm and into more and more locomotives.  The reciprocating smoke effect on the GS-series looks awesome.

I also want to take a minute to compliment Lionel on what seems like a fantastic improvement to the smoke units.  I got one of the Lionmaster Big Boys and it smokes like a chimney!  It's great!

Given how highly coveted the Atlas O engine house is - I wish Lionel would make a two stall engine house in a similar fashion.