UPDATE July 2021:
I am very pleased to say that Factory Direct Hobbies have now fully refunded me the costs of this locomotive after I sent it back to North Carolina, including return postage. I am very happy about the outcome and glad that we could resolve this in a civil and polite manner. I'd like to thank Joe at FDH for his understanding and cooperation.
In March 2021, I saw a print ad for a H0 scale Plymouth Switcher locomotive, exclusively made by Broadway Limited Imports for the retailer Factory Direct Hobbies with an announced release date of March 2021. Excited for it and enticed by the $99 preorder price, I submitted my preorder at Factory Direct Hobbies. The model I preordered was "BLI 6552 Plymouth W-Series 35-Ton Switcher, Unlettered, Yellow w/ Safety Stripes, WEATHERED, DC/DCC, HO - Factory Direct Hobbies Exclusive". Conveniently, they have since removed the product page on their website (https://factorydirecthobbies.c...