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ljudice

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NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« on: March 19, 2010, 06:35:37 PM »
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The LL tooling?

http://www.walthers.com/exec/newproducts/cr/201003/Freight

932-50051 NE Center Cupola Caboose - Assembled -- Conrail #18667  N 24.98 N  28-Sep-2010
   
932-50054 NE Center Cupola Caboose - Assembled -- N&W #500825  N 24.98 N  28-Sep-2010
   
932-50057 NE Center Cupola Caboose - Assembled -- Western Maryland # 1804  N 24.98 N  28-Sep-2010
   
932-50060 NE Center Cupola Caboose - Assembled -- Lehigh Valley #95030  N 24.98 N  28-Sep-2010
   
932-50063 NE Center Cupola Caboose - Assembled -- Penn Central #18423  N 24.98 N  28-Sep-2010
   
932-50066 NE Center Cupola Caboose - Assembled -- C&O #90350  N 24.98 N  28-Sep-2010
   
932-50069 NE Center Cupola Caboose - Assembled -- Chessie Systems-Western Maryland #1887  N 24.98

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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 06:45:38 PM »
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Good lord I hope that's not a mistake!

I'm definitely in for one. I love those N4as!

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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 06:47:42 PM »
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I wonder if it is the old tooling, how much of it they will update, as in trucks and couplers for one.

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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 07:03:26 PM »
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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 07:08:31 PM »
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More than likely the old Lifelike with some new features. Most likely Accumates, if nothing else. Good to have them back again.

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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 07:11:09 PM »
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At $24.98 a throw, they better have some DAMN NICE upgrades.  Like, accurate paint colors, window glass, lighted markers, and hot coffee on the stove...

Not adjusting for inflation, that's about a 400% increase over the old price...

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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 08:10:53 PM »
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Hmm, with window glass and a few other improvements they might be nice. If SOS, then  :(

Wait & see. Sweat it until they arrive.
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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010, 08:13:11 PM »
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The Western Maryland 1804 is the same number as the Lifelike speed version in the wierd cordovan color.  Hope they do better this time

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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2010, 10:57:58 PM »
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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 11:02:44 PM »
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Yep, purchased from the LV I think.

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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010, 11:44:44 PM »
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If you look at the paint schemes on the Walther's website, they've got the PC one all wrong... it shows the PENN CENTRAL off center, and the lettering in black.  (The WM and Conrail lettering is shown in black too... I'm assuming that's just a diagram, not the actual colors)

This will be a wait and see product for me.  At least until the pre-production photos turn up.

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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2010, 12:14:40 AM »
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I'm not the expert here, but weren't the NW cars all blue?  Can't say I've seen any in red before.
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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2010, 12:31:27 AM »
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They were blue up until repainted after 1969, then some did receive the red paint scheme with "NW" lettering.

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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2010, 12:54:25 AM »
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Very interesting. I sure hope for some sort of upgrades at that price. I think the last round of those was $11.95 retail with earliest I could find at $8.50 retail. Something better be alot better for a 100% + price increase.
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Re: NE Caboose coming from Walthers???
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2010, 01:19:13 AM »
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Very interesting. I sure hope for some sort of upgrades at that price. I think the last round of those was $11.95 retail with earliest I could find at $8.50 retail. Something better be alot better for a 100% + price increase.

I am not 100% sure but hasn't their re-released Life-Like items been basically identical to what LL had released except for a healthy price increase!!!!

I wouldn't hold my breath on upgrades after all this is Walthers N scale we are talking about.

Their track record doesn't give me much confidence. They could mess up an anvil with a rubber hammer.