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ljudice

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If you thought N scale is expensive...
« on: May 11, 2013, 06:28:01 PM »
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Notice in the Atlas announcements that the HO Centerbeam flat is $65 MSRP - each.




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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 06:36:15 PM »
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I won't be buying any.


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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 06:45:13 PM »
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That's nothing. New locos are hitting the $300 mark...

too new, and too expensive. The latter holds true for exactrail.

I'll keep hunting and build the old McKean/Front Range kits for centerbeams. Maybe even cut-down some old walthers ones.
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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 07:05:19 PM »
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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 07:14:12 PM »
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Got a couple friends who are into G.  Talk about expensive.

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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 08:49:24 PM »
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It's funny - I remember when the Atlas GP7 was the first engine to break the $100 barrier and everyone thought the hobby would crash.

Prices go up, but we adjust and survive.
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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2013, 08:54:38 PM »
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I actually think we get the most bang for our buck in N scale. Kato Amfleet cars sell for about $20-25 range and those Walthers HO ones were around $80 a pop. Even Walthers own N scale varnish is half as much as HO.
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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2013, 09:37:52 PM »
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I just priced out my N scale Great Lakes Bulk Freighter. Hold your breath.

Built up: $2150.

Complete kit: $650.

All I can say is wow! Never thought it would get near this high, but prices are prices.


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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2013, 09:50:06 PM »
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65 bucks for a  non brass CB flat in HO I way to high IMO .

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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2013, 09:55:58 PM »
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I picked up several Athearn Big Boys these past three weeks.  Paid $340.00 per engine, and I'll be picking up another next week, then a couple of Athearn Challengers in June at $320.00 each. 

Think over $300.00 for a Big Boy and/or a Challenger is a lot of dough?  Well, it might be, at least that's what I thought until I saw that American Z Line is offering brass Big Boys in Z scale for a mere $1,999.00 each!!  Here's a pic:
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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2013, 10:09:15 PM »
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Heh...I saw those in the Z forums...didn't know they were brass. Looks great, though!
Did anyone see those Coach Yard sets in HO? I never saw them in person but I hear they are hundreds of dollars...per car.
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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2013, 10:15:03 PM »
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Heh...I saw those in the Z forums...didn't know they were brass. Looks great, though!

Don't look too closely, though. Only one of the two engines is powered, and the valve gear is all one solid piece of etched brass.
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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2013, 10:18:55 PM »
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Heh...I saw those in the Z forums...didn't know they were brass. Looks great, though!
Did anyone see those Coach Yard sets in HO? I never saw them in person but I hear they are hundreds of dollars...per car.

A friend has the eniter 1935 or 1938 Empire state express. 200-300 per car I think. That doesn't count the 2 brass Hudsons or Niagras he pulls them with. IMO, they are nice. But I think some cars are available in plastic. He about tore the club layout apart looking for a piece that fell off of it.

It's funny - I remember when the Atlas GP7 was the first engine to break the $100 barrier and everyone thought the hobby would crash.

Prices go up, but we adjust and survive.

Never was around for that one. If it's too expensive and can be built, I'll make my own using less expensive models. Hence instead of an AB set of Athearn Genesis F-units, I have almost 4 complete ABBA sets of stewarts ready to detail.
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If N scale had good SD40-2s, C30-7s, U30Cs, SD45s, SD40s, and SW10s; I'd be in N scale.

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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013, 10:37:03 PM »
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It's only the last few years where HO prices have shot way up.  I wonder what is behind it. I remember
buying LL Proto 2000 engines for 40? on sale in the late 90s (when I tried HO for  a year). N scale prices
for new rolling stock have gone past what I can really afford, so I pick up really clean stuff of off the "Bay for
1990s prices.
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Re: If you thought N scale is expensive...
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 10:38:48 PM »
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Notice in the Atlas announcements that the HO Centerbeam flat is $65 MSRP - each.

Clever how you snuck this into the N scale forum Lou...     ;)