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Runner packs 7&8
« on: April 30, 2007, 10:49:15 AM »
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for the silent masses:  :-X
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N SCALE RUNNER PACKS #7 & 8

Be sure to place your order with your dealer within the pre-order window to guarantee your delivery of these popular two new Runner Packs.  Each pack will feature four different road numbers and will release November 2007.

 

Runner Pack #7:  Shell Oil Company - #993 00 007...$64.95

- Features four Shell 39’ single dome tank cars with yellow and black paint with red and black lettering.

 

Runner Pack #8:  Texaco - #993 00 008...$64.95

- Features four Texaco 39’ single dome tank cars with aluminum and black paint with black lettering

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 02:44:04 PM »
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Seems to be a significant price increase over Nos. 1 & 2. 

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 04:01:04 PM »
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Seems to be a significant price increase over Nos. 1 & 2. 
MTL tank cars always cost a lot more than boxcars. Guess it is the extra parts required for a tank car. Way back when it was around $3.50 vs. $4.80, IIRC.

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 04:22:40 PM »
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I guess these will sell out quickly ...  ???

I'm surprised that the choice is tanks cars. I thought "runners" wanted more "bread & butter" cars - guess I was wrong. :-X

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 05:42:34 PM »
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I guess these will sell out quickly ...  ???

I'm surprised that the choice is tanks cars. I thought "runners" wanted more "bread & butter" cars - guess I was wrong. :-X

Yes I agree . Would have thought ULTX , SHPX , etc wearing basic black . Nice .... yes , runners .... no , unless you are like me and don't intend on giving any MTL car a pedestal upon which to plop . I spent 95 bucks for a DSS&A MTL box , as soon as I got it I body mounted that sucker . To me all cars are runners , MTL just cost collector prices . I wish they would stop calling them runners , and call them something else because this will only cause confusion years later when they have to be described when being resold . Of all the companies to call them runners ..... MTL what where you thinking .
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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 07:01:38 PM »
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I guess these will sell out quickly ...  ???

I'm surprised that the choice is tanks cars. I thought "runners" wanted more "bread & butter" cars - guess I was wrong. :-X

Yes I agree . Would have thought ULTX , SHPX , etc wearing basic black going for a reduced price like 15 bucks a car , 45 for the 3 pack would be what I call "runner cars" . These are just a "run" of 3 number sets at the same nose bleed price . Nice .... yes , runners .... no , unless you are like me and don't intend on giving any MTL car a pedestal upon which to plop . I spent 95 bucks for a DSS&A MTL box , as soon as I got it I body mounted that sucker . To me all cars are runners , MTL just cost collector prices . I wish they would stop calling them runners , and call them something else because this will only cause confusion years later when they have to be described when being resold . Of all the companies to call them runners ..... MTL what where you thinking .

I'd of prefered a ULTX set, but the price seems fair.  These are 4 car sets with a street price of about $13.00 per car. That's $2 to $5 (street price) cheaper than most of their recent tank car releases.

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 07:13:07 PM »
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I just noticed that they were 4 cars in the flyer I got today . So the price isn't that bad at all I guess . I edited my origional post .

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 07:42:36 PM »
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I could use a few more tankcars.  What timeframe were these cars used?

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 07:51:38 PM »
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I could use a few more tankcars.  What timeframe were these cars used?

From the 1920's to the mid-1960's. The oil companies started removing their names from cars after World War II, though.

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007, 08:09:27 PM »
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what happened to runner packs 3,4,5,6 ???

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2007, 10:29:34 PM »
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Where have you been John?

#3 - CP 55t Hoppers (June 2007)
#4 - CBQ 55t Hoppers (June 2007)
#5 - BN Boxcars (Aug 2007)
#6 - Wabash Boxcars (Aug 2007)

Those were announced months ago.

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2007, 07:00:10 AM »
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well .. since I dont buy these things .. that splains it ... I am waiting on the smokey bear runner pack ..

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2007, 10:04:47 AM »
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well .. since I dont buy these things .. that splains it ... I am waiting on the smokey bear runner pack ..

It'll be a Smokey the Bear car with the three bears cars thrown in to make a runner pack.  Smokey had to team up with the Three Bears because he never had any cubs himself.  Seems every time Mrs. Smokey went into heat  Ole Smokey would hit her over the head with that shovel he carries.

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2007, 10:12:33 AM »
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I'm really hoping for a Ben & Gerry's runner pack. That'd go great with my extensive Popsicle and Hershey fleet.

I wonder if we'll ever see a Yogurt series? Any thoughts?

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Re: Runner packs 7&8
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2007, 10:15:53 AM »
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For crying out loud.  Don't mention cubs.  Next thing you know they'll be a Chicago Cubs series followed up by every other major league team.  Don't give them any ideas.