The Lionel Catalog 2016 Signature Edition is a presentation of O gauge products produced to scale and offered by Lionel Corporation LLC at the end of 2016. The Lionel catalog 2016 Signature Edition starts with a Lionel guide to Lionel standards for Operations, Sound & Smoke and Illumination. There is a list of definitions of the terms gauges, scale, minimum curve and Traditional vs. O-gauge and recommended minimum curve. There are explanations of the Lionel Legacy control system and Odyssey II speed control and many of the other Lionel features that make their Legacy O gauge products more realistic and collectible.
For example, the Pennsylvania GG1 electric locomotive is available in assorted colors and configurations. In addition, there is a GG1 with the Conrail, Pen Central and Amtrak road names. With these engines come complete passenger trains with such names as The Broadway Limited. There are Legacy Diesels with road name like Amtrak, CSX, AT&SF, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific, The Indiana Railroad and Norfolk Western. The Legacy Steam locomotive have road names as Allegheny, Chesapeake & Ohio, Southern Pacific, Reading, Baltimore and Ohio, Santa Fe and Chessie System. The complete Southern Pacific “Daylight” passenger car consist is also available.
The next section in the Lionel Catalog 2016 Signature Edition presents freight cars and specialized freight cars such as flatcars with plows and hot metal ore cars. There are also box cars with sound. There are accessories available to add to these set, such as switches, track, and add-on sets of track and bridges. Lion Chief Diesel, steam and electric locomotives with various road names are also presented.
The accessories include stations, billboards various other buildings, people, wheels, tunnels, bridges rails and switches, smoke and transformers. There is a coaling station that drops a load of coal into your hopper car. There are many other operating accessories.
You will love leafing through the catalog looking at the color pictures and imagining what your model railroad will look.