New Product Spotlight – Heritage F3’s

18 06 2012

Along with all of our new production and innovative technologies, we’re proud to keep Lionel’s tradition alive by looking to the past. While you won’t find pictures of these two locomotives in any New York Central or Santa Fe history, both appeared at one point in Lionel’s catalogs – but then like the prototypes they were never made.

Fortunately, their time has finally come. Like other classic models from our Archive and Conventional Classics lines, these models are as faithful to the originals as possible. We’ve kept the engines simple – Pullmor motors, basic electronics, rugged and durable construction that will last for generations.

“Red Lightning” – 6-38368

First seen as a showroom sample, the addition of red stripes to the New York Central’s classic lightning stripes makes a unique and attractive combination. While the actual NYC never tried such a thing, there were numerous prototypical experiments with this paint scheme – this one would have been a winner! Set features:

Red Lightning

It’s easy to imagine the Red Lightning leading one of the Central’s lightweight passenger trains or maybe a long string of reefers.

  • F3 A-unit (powered)
  • F3 A-unit (non-powered)
  • Postwar-inspired packaging

Powered F3 A-unit Features

  • Die-cast metal pilot and frame
  • Die-cast metal trucks with operating coupler on front
  • Two Pullmor motors
  • Magne-Traction
  • Electronic e-unit with Direction Lock
  • Electronic horn and bell with volume control
  • Operating headlight
  • Illuminated number boards and cab interior
  • Traction tires

Non-powered A-unit Features

B unit

Stretch your consist with a matching B unit.

  • Die-cast metal frame and pilot
  • Die-cast metal trucks with operating coupler on front

The two-unit set retails for $499.99. For even longer consists, an unpowered B-unit is also available (6-38380) MSRP 169.99.

“Black Bonnet” – 6-38365

The Santa Fe Warbonnet scheme is the most famous of Lionel’s historic models and a favorite among real railroads as well. What if you replaced the silver with black? You get a surprisingly striking locomotive! First seen in the 1948 catalog, the Black Bonnet was never mass-produced by Lionel. The two-unit set retails for $499.99 and includes:

Black Bonnet

Replace gleaming silver with glossy black and the Warbonnet takes on a new but equally striking appearance.

  • #2233P “Black Bonnet” F3 Powered A-unit
  • #2233T “Black Bonnet” F3 Non-Powered A-unit
  • Each locomotive individually boxed
  • Postwar-inspired packaging

Powered F A-unit Features

  • Die-cast metal pilot and frame
  • Die-cast metal trucks with operating coupler on front
  • Two Pullmor motors
  • Magne-Traction
  • Electronic e-unit with Direction Lock
  • Electronic horn and bell with volume control
  • Operating headlight
  • Illuminated number boards and cab interior
  • Traction tires

Non-powered A-unit Features

B-unit

Add to your lash up with another non-powered B-unit.

 

  • Die-cast metal frame and pilot
  • Die-cast metal trucks with operating coupler on front

A non-powered B-unit (6-38379) is also available to make a longer lash-up for $169.99.

All of these beauties are out of the past and on your dealers’ shelves right now! Get them before they’re gone again.

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3 responses

18 06 2012
Mikel Beaty

I would pay that price if made in USA…..but not for Asian……I’ll wait for a couple of years and pick it for 60% of retail…..some hobby shop will Ebay it to get rid of it.

18 06 2012
Bob

I like both of these engines but will not buy them because they have the pullmor motor. Can motors with Legacy please. Leave the pullmors back in the 1950’s.

21 06 2012
Alfonso Llana

I suppose it is an age thing. I find the Pullmor motors a delicious thing. I can care less it they pull or not pull this way or another. They bring fantastic memories of a time when having a Lionel locomotive was the yesterday’s equivalent of having the last smartphone

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