Lionel 2231470 Norfolk & Western NW Vision Class A #1238 BTO PREORDER 2022 V. 1 Catalog

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This is a Built to Order Engine.  Lionel only produces the exact number they have orders for. They do not make any extra. 

Product scheduled for shipment 4th quarter of 2022 according to Lionel. 

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VISION locomotives represent the best and latest innovations in model trains. It is fitting that we've selected the Norfolk & Western's A Class as the next member of this elite line. The A stood tall even among a class of distinguished steam on the N&W roster. Modern, efficient, fast, powerful, and versatile, the A made its reputation in being not only the benchmark for steam, but often the new diesels competing for their place on the roster. Although best known for speeding priority manifest freights, the A's could handle any job required and often found themselves in other roles. But perhaps most impressive of all their stats was the daily reliability - a testament to not only the engineers but the hard-working army in the N&W's shops and "lubritoriums." Lionel is proud to bring the A back in an all-new model worthy of its prototype and the Vision name. Built from all new tooling, the Vision A will be available in multiple road numbers with different detail configurations to match the changes in the A's careers from the prototype locomotive to 1218's final excursions. High end features include stereo RailSounds effects from a trio of speakers, stack, whistle and safety valve smoke, a force coupler and kinematic drawbar and for the first time, 4-digit addressing for your LEGACY locomotive using the new Base3 and Cab3! Bring one of the finest examples of steam and model train technology home to your layout and see the difference.


  • LEGACY® Control System equipped – able to run in LEGACY® Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer
  • Bluetooth® Control - Operate with Universal Remote or LionChief® App
  • Lionel Voice Control (LVC) - run your locomotive by speaking commands into your phone via LionChief® App
  • Odyssey® II Speed Control
  • 4-digit addressing with Base3/Cab3
  • All new tooling
  • Stereophonic LEGACY RailSounds with speakers in locomotive and tender
  • IR Transmitter that works with LCS SensorTrack™
  • Powerful maintenance-free motor with momentum flywheel
  • Wireless Tether™ connection between locomotive and tender
  • ElectroCoupler™ on rear of tender
  • Directional lighting including operating headlight and back-up light on rear of tender
  • Bicolor illuminated classification lights on the front of locomotive where applicable. Using a Legacy controller, change the color of the classification lights between white or green
  • Traction tires
  • Interior illumination in cab
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body, pilot, and trucks
  • Die-cast metal tender body and trucks
  • High level of separately applied metal details
  • Separately applied builder's plate
  • Synchronized fan-driven smoke unit
  • Adjustable smoke output
  • Authentically detailed cab interior
  • Cab "glass" windows
  • Engineer and fireman figures
  • Fan-driven smoke
  • Whistle steam
  • Safety valve steam
  • Kinematic drawbar
  • Force coupler
  • LED lighting
  • Road number specific detailing
  • Road name and number specific crewtalk
  • LEGACY® RailSounds® sound system featuring:
  • CrewTalk™ dialog with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • TrainSounds that mimic operating dialog when the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog
  • DynaChuff™ synchronized with 32 levels of intensity as the locomotive gains speed
  • LEGACY® "Real-Time Quilling Whistle" control with instant response for realistic signature "quilling" and correctly timed warning signals - 5 different whistles to choose from for a more customized experience.
  • Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds - 5 levels of bell pitching for customized sounds
  • Sequence Control: plays the sound effects of an entire trip, including warning sounds and announcements, based on the movement and speed of the locomotive
  • Current speed and fuel dialog, coal or oil loading sound effects
  • Cast pilot with after-cooler
  • Roller bearing rods (blackened)
  • Class A tender with extensions


      • Rail Line: Norfolk & Western
      • Road Number: 1238
      • Gauge: O Gauge 

      • Power: Electric
      • Engine Type: Steam
      • Min Curve: O72
      • Dimensions: Length: 30 1/2"
      • Most Recent Catalog: 2022 Big Book