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daniel_leavitt2000

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ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« on: February 03, 2011, 06:19:35 PM »
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ExactRail has posted the announcements for their Evans 5277 in several Per Diem roads.
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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 06:50:05 PM »
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Weren't they going body mounted couplers from now on?

I'm tempted by the EEC, but that end photo just doesn't look quite right....
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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 10:11:01 PM »
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A link for the lazy (like me):  

http://www.exactrail.com/model-trains?product_type=1547

I'll probably get an IC - I'm a sucker for plain grey, just like the Vancouver sky.   ;)

But this is getting to be a rich man's hobby...

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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 10:16:17 PM »
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Weren't they going body mounted couplers from now on?

Soon, but it may be two or three models from now.  And current tooling will be modified as it is re-run.
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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 02:16:34 AM »
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But this is getting to be a rich man's hobby...


I was thinking the same thing...
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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 02:48:28 AM »
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Weren't they going body mounted couplers from now on?

I'm tempted by the EEC, but that end photo just doesn't look quite right....

James,It appears the sides is to long.. :o


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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 08:03:41 AM »
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MSRP at $23 should net a street price of around $16-$18... Enough to buy 2 old MDC Roundhouse cars and a couple of Micro Trains trucks...  ::)

For those of us who don't model modern and just want a fleet of cars, this seems like a reasonable compromise.  Don't like the compromise on the details?  Take off your glasses.

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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 09:08:41 AM »
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Lee makes a valuable point, but there has been such a dirth of prototypical KCS and IC cars out there until about 5 years ago that my inner coon-a$$ feels the need to buy both road numbers.
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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 09:51:41 AM »
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They did have samples of the model at the Springfield show, and it does appear to be well done.

It's always been an expensive hobby.  The difference now is that manufacturers are concentrating on offering more specific prototypes and paintschemes, whereas in decades past everything was more generic.  For example - as of next month there will be N scale models of the CD 4427 with both the high-sides and the low sides.  So, modelers now end up buying more specific products, which gives the illusion of being more expensive.
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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011, 10:23:02 AM »
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It's always been an expensive hobby. 


Exactly right.

It cost real money to participate back in the late 70's, when I was delivering newspapers and to put together an order for $70-$80 which seemed astronomical at the time.

Spookshow has been keeping track of his layout building costs for the last couple pikes over on his blog... Each one has been over $200 per square foot WITHOUT the locomotives, cars and the electronics to power them. 

It's never been a "cheap" hobby.

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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011, 11:08:28 AM »
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I'llrobably be in for the ATW and maybe a St. Lawrence. Cars look good and price could be worse. Is it an expenxive hobby. Could be worse, at least we're not in RC.

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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2011, 11:26:04 AM »
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MSRP at $23 should net a street price of around $16-$18... Enough to buy 2 old MDC Roundhouse cars and a couple of Micro Trains trucks...  ::)

For those of us who don't model modern and just want a fleet of cars, this seems like a reasonable compromise.  Don't like the compromise on the details?  Take off your gla$$es.

Lee

Lee,At at $23 a pop it shouldn't have ends that looks to long..

BTW.I use my glasses for driving and the rest of the time they rest on the coffee table.
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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2011, 09:48:00 PM »
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I was alluding to a more narrow point: this car is $22.95, their Gunderson 5200, which was released less than 2 years ago and has comparable tooling (I think), was $19.95 -- a 15% increase in less than two years.  It's not the end of the world, but it's not painless.  (And I'm not trying to single out ExactRail.)

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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2011, 11:09:18 PM »
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The new Evans car will have metal wheels and McHenry couplers, which inflates the increase somewhat over the Gunderson with plastic wheels and Accu-Mates.  Not the full 15%, but a good portion of it.
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Re: ExactRail Evans 5277 boxes online
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2011, 01:11:42 AM »
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Woooo-HOOOooooo.  I've waited a Loooonggg time for someone to do a good Atlantic and Western car.    If you model Family Lines/SBD System/CSX in the deep south, then you need these cars.  Notice the lettering near the door says that the home for these cars is Scott paper company in Mobile, Alabama- my home town.

The home shortline of the Atlantic and Western is in North Carolina. 

Another wonderful addition to the growing line of southern area boxcars.

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