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For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« on: November 18, 2013, 02:06:08 PM »
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Got this email from GHB within the last hour.
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Brass PRR L1 2-8-2 N Scale 1:160 Locomotive features:

Traditional (100) and Modern (100) Locomotive Versions
4 cab numbers for each version
Operation in DC with DCC ready provisions
Motor Type: 5-Pole Can Skew Wound Armature & Brass Fly Wheel
Smooth Quiet Mechanism for all Operating Speeds
Tender Floor drilled with Speaker Holes for Sound
High Quality Authentic PRR Painting and Lettering Schemes
Golden White LED Headlight and Tender Reverse Light
Constant Intensity Directional Lighting
Highly Detailed and Accurately Modeled
Detailed Locomotive Cab with Boiler Backhead and Cab Curtains
Locomotive Cab Windows with Glazing
Separately Applied Details such as brass bell, grab irons, ladders, etc.
Hinged cab Deck Plate (Apron) between Locomotive and Tender
Tender Coal Load
Drawbar with minimum of 2 holes for Prototype and Long coupling
Factory-installed Painted Crew Engineer and Fireman Figures
Electrical Pickup on Locomotive and Tender Wheels
No Traction Tires
Low profile wheel contours
Sufficient Locomotive Weight to pull 30 N scale freight cars
Design for easy disassembly and reassembly for maintenance and
access to electronics
Couplers: (2) Microtrains #1015 or Compatible - Locomotive and Tender
Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75 inches
All screws Phillips / Cross Point style
Some Spare parts
Wrench for Drive Rod screws included with each model
2 Piece Box - Typical for brass models with sponge foam inserts
Price TBA but more expensive than a plastic engine
Anticipated about mid 2014
Made by an experienced Korean Company

Reservations now being accepted.

George Barsky
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PO Box 4063
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20885
geoghb@erols.com
301-515-0182
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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 02:24:53 PM »
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I love the price statement, one of the most accurate model railroading statements ever.

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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 02:25:25 PM »
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I wonder what we can complain about  first!
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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 02:27:35 PM »
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OOH Wait let me go first...WHY NOT A K4?  :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface:

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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 02:27:55 PM »
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I love the price statement, one of the most accurate model railroading statements ever.

More expensive than a plastic engine, but less expensive than a nuclear aircraft carrier.

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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 02:32:46 PM »
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Wow, GHB hasn't imported any N Scale brass since the 80's. I wonder what brought this on??

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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 02:34:46 PM »
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More expensive than a plastic engine, but less expensive than a nuclear aircraft carrier.

...but not by much.

At least carriers can come in more than one roadname :D
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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 02:36:31 PM »
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I emailed him and he put me on the list. I also asked him if it would be > or < $500.
Mark, do you know how much the old stuff ran?
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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 02:42:29 PM »
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Price is estimated in the upper $600s.
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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 02:59:42 PM »
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Damn... Why 2014... I have a vacation to the UK to pay for, and possibly a Drivers Experience at the Talyllyn Railway while I am over there. That's 3k right out of the gate.

Maybe I need a second job...



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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2013, 03:06:18 PM »
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I wonder if it will run and pull as well as my Kato/GHQ L1.  I wonder why no traction tire?  Guess I'll be using Bullfrog Snot.

Seriously, the K4 crowd needs to buy this (assuming it comes to fruition) to encourage the company to make the K4 next.  Remember that the K4 and L1 were complementary locos...  Many common parts, same boiler diameter, from the same era, etc.  Someone who needs a K4 probably needs an L1.
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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 03:08:35 PM »
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Maybe I need a second job...

Especially since GHB doesn't take credit cards, or even PayPal.  Hello, 21st century calling...
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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2013, 03:17:13 PM »
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Especially since GHB doesn't take credit cards, or even PayPal.  Hello, 21st century calling...

AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA   FTS!
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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2013, 03:28:29 PM »
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Wow....  That's news.

This weekend I was sorely tempted with a Key 3160-class brass 2-8-2 in ATSF that I've always admired but have no operating use for; another shelf queen to keep my Hallmark 3751 company.   But it was listed at $225, and at that price, and Spookshows review, my finger was hovering around the 'Bid' button for about a week.

I figured it would go in a last-minute bid frenzy and convince me of my sanity that I couldn't afford such a non-performing luxury.

It went with that one bid of $225.   Huh.   SO... nobody would bid above that?   Really? On a tested and reviewed model that's really pretty darn good?    I wish GHB the best here, hope it is state of the art, I have my GHQ L-1 and it's keeping 3751 company as well.    I sincerely hope there's enough SPF's out there to make a go of this; if it were me I would have gone for the K4 or an H-class before the L1.

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Re: For SPFs: GHB just announced an L1 in brass
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2013, 03:32:04 PM »
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No PayPal...

Looks like I'm out.
I don't have a checking account as all the banks around me have excessively high minimum balances.

As is, it is an extreme long shot for me to be able to afford this in the aftermath of a vacation to the UK that I have to work to replenish all that I remove from savings.
Not like I need savings though... My mother will never accept any choice of a car that I make.


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