New Product Spotlight – Pilot Locomotives

6 01 2014

Lionel has put some amazing paint schemes on model trains. But until recently, only a few in the production line saw the beauty of these models before the paint was applied. Now with our Pilot models, you have the opportunity to add these unique and limited production models to your collection.



Our pilot models feature all of the details of the regular production locomotives. They also include all of the electronics and other features inside the models. You can display these on your shelf or run them on your layout. The only thing we haven’t included is the paint. Instead the models are assembled and coated with a clear finish to protect the metal parts.



The contrast between the numerous brass and die-cast parts makes for a stunning model. Often these smaller details get lost under a coat of black paint.  But here you can appreciate the true craftsmanship that goes into these fine models.



Small runs of Pilot models have been made over the past two years but never cataloged, until now! See your dealers to order from the six locomotives in the 2013 Volume 2 Catalog and look for additional Pilot models in the future.

Models available include:


J Class 4-8-4

  • 6-11341 4-14-2
  • 6-11403 USRA 2-8-8-2
  • 6-11410 Mohawk 4-8-2
  • 6-11413 J class 4-8-4
  • 6-11418 GS-6 4-8-4
  • 6-38752 Centipede AA Diesel

The LEGACY-equipped steam locomotives retail for $1299.99 each and the Vision Line Centipedes are $2199.99. See your dealers to get your piece of Lionel history today!





3 responses

6 01 2014
Richard Fritz

Scale O engines are expensive enough as they are. Why would I spend two grand on an unpainted model that’s clear coated? I am pushing the window of affordability with the painted and decorated TMCC engines I have.

7 01 2014
Phil Huffstatler

I like them. Can’t afford them really, but I like them.

13 01 2014
Conductor Andrew

Reblogged this on theredcaboose1 and commented:
I can’t believe how good these engines look unpainted. They look awesome. If you see any of Eric Seigel’s videos where he reviews any of these engines they look amazing.

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