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Nato

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$28.70 For a Caboose ?
« on: January 02, 2011, 06:54:57 PM »
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     I have not bought alot of Micro Trains lately,yes  have bought new heavyweight cars, and Circus Train (did I need that?) ,but I just could not resist the perfect looking T.&N.O. SP Wood Caboose with window inserts, later era orange ends,the large style lettering,lines above and below the initials and yes white railings and side grabs. Also do not forget the brown trucks and underbody. "Sweet!"I guess you pay for what you get? When I saw the price it was Sticker Shock $28.70. I know I shouldn't complain as a person who will spend several hundred dollars for passenger cars ,Wheels-O-Time, Walthers etc. and has bought Brass and custom painted SP wood cabs from  NSC member George Hollwedel Prototype N Scale Models maybe I should shut my trap. Besides Doug Clements at my local hobby shop M R S Hobby Shop in Sandy,Utah gave me a discount and threw in a free large size double sided all scales Bachmann & Willimans catalog so my cost for the car was only $24.53. Nate Goodman (Nato). Salt Lake,Utah.

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Re: $28.70 For a Caboose ?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 06:59:35 PM »
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Typical for a MT car and worth the price point....aside from ride height.  Now the about the same price which is on the new Walther's caboose, is not worth it at all.
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Re: $28.70 For a Caboose ?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 09:26:33 AM »
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$24.95 is the highest I paid for a caboose so far in my life.  It was an Intermountain UP CA-4 with high cupola, extremely detailed graphics, painted grab and safety rails, detail paint throughout, window glass, MT(?) couplers and it looks incredible behind my UP F3A/A's or my U25B and short freight consist.

I paid $80 for a brass N5c PRR caboose but that was brass, and the N5c is my hands down all time favorite caboose ever, but do not count that because I paid for the brass. 

I rarely pay such high prices, but will resort to if the hunt over a period of a couple years proves futile.  The UP caboose was a "love at first sight" phenomenon. 

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Re: $28.70 For a Caboose ?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 10:24:54 AM »
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Nate,Today's high end cabooses from Atlas,Athearn,MT and IM are IHMO master pieces and well worth the MRSP but,I am yet to pay MSRP since there is so many internet shops that offers decent discounts..
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Re: $28.70 For a Caboose ?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 10:29:56 AM »
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I have paid $56 for a AZL caboose in Z...

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Re: $28.70 For a Caboose ?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011, 11:20:07 AM »
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No way!..No how!!..I'll stick with rebuilding old Life Like and B-man....


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Re: $28.70 For a Caboose ?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011, 11:31:40 AM »
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Nate,  Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. You can spend $9 on a LL caboose, and spend XX hours rebuilding it, and detailing it to you desired affect. Or spend the $28 and get the instant gratification.

Detail comes with a price. The stuff the big companies are putting out now from a detailed aspect is light years ahead of what they put out 10 years ago. Most are still prototypically wrong, but they are close enough for most of us.

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Re: $28.70 For a Caboose ?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2011, 01:20:08 AM »
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   Hey Cox 1947, Nice work, I really like the transfer cars,and the side door isn't too shabby either.           Nate Goodman (Nato).

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Re: $28.70 For a Caboose ?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2011, 10:50:03 AM »
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Thanks Nato they are all B-Man "train set" caboose reworked..Painted with $ Store rattle cans..This is a CGW made from a shortened B-man caboose...

Jerry
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Re: $28.70 For a Caboose ?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2011, 05:02:48 PM »
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Could be worse.

The latest plastic HO caboose from CMT/Rapido lists for $75
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