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Latest Walther's Closeouts
« on: January 05, 2010, 09:56:26 AM »
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http://www.walthers.com/exec/lastcall?scale=N







Man, more GE locos on sale . . . . And the blast furnace is finally coming to a reasonable price.

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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 10:02:51 AM »
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The PC Uboat is tempting, but the price is still a little 2010 for my 1996 wallet...

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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 10:30:54 AM »
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yeah, if I hadn't spent my loco budget on KCS GEVO's I might go a couple to strip and paint in ICG orange and white . . . .

even if it would be a bit of a foobie by model type.
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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 10:35:32 AM »
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Someone had a custom painted KCS executive train on ebay last night...  I would have sent the link, but it was a Bachmann Spectrum F unit, and the paint job looked pretty sketchy...  Cars looked good, but the buy it now was $199... ::)

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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 10:57:04 AM »
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http://cgi.ebay.com/N-Scale-Kansas-City-Southern-Business-Train-KCS-1_W0QQitemZ170416555912QQcmdZViewItemQQptZModel_RR_Trains?hash=item27ad9e4788

You mean this one?  well, where do I start . . . . most notabley the locos have worn the Retro Belle scheme for about 3 years now . . .
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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 11:06:47 AM »
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Alarm bells on that KCS "set" - an eBay seller with 1200+ sales using out-of-focus photos and odd-angle shots is working hard at hiding something.  >:(
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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 11:28:39 AM »
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Those are sale prices or special one time only extra high prices???

Is that the Minitrix version of the blast furnace?  I was sure the Walthers version was a lot less than that?


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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 11:30:33 AM »
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Those are sale prices or special one time only extra high prices???

Is that the Minitrix version of the blast furnace?  I was sure the Walthers version was a lot less than that?



Nope, the Walther's Furnace, as i recall, was about that price.
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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 03:28:50 PM »
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Man, more GE locos on sale . . . . And the blast furnace is finally coming to a reasonable price.

Discuss (but don't cuss)

MBK's "normal" price is lower than WKW's sale price. Alas though, all U23Bs are sold out at MBK!

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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 03:47:02 PM »
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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2010, 04:01:44 PM »
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Trust me, that's the MiniTrix version, not the Walthers version.

Notice the 739 Manufacturer code.



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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2010, 04:05:55 PM »
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Yeah it's Trix: 739-66120

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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 04:08:27 PM »
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I think the lack of specific Walthers label and the dimensions in cm rather than inches tags this as the Euro version with the higher import fees on the WKW site, but could be wrong.

As mentioned, WKW sales prices on line and in flyers aren't always that competitive.  OT, but I just got an email from a vendor announcing the big winter closeout sale and they weren't very competitive either. In this information age, how does a supplier expect us to get excited about a big sale where they offer from 3-13% off when some vendors are 30-30% off every day?

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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 06:34:22 PM »
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If only that WP unit were a 30. Eh... And it needs more silver.
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Re: Latest Walther's Closeouts
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2010, 06:55:30 PM »
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Trust me, that's the MiniTrix version, not the Walthers version.

Notice the 739 Manufacturer code.


Are they both made by Heljan?

Wow what a price diff - the Wally version is on sale today for $75:

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3249
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