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Athearn Challenger and Big Boy Schedule Slippage
« on: September 17, 2016, 09:30:59 AM »
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One of my fave online dealers just posted an announcement that the pending re-issues and new Challenger versions are not to be expected until after March 2017. IIRC, some (or all) were slated for this fall. Considering the UP 4014 and NP/SP&S Challenger versions were to be in this batch... oops. At least it's confirmation they weren't caught-up in the Hanjin debacle. :D :facepalm:

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Re: Athearn Challenger and Big Boy Schedule Slippage
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 12:09:23 PM »
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It seems that it will still be sooner than the time that elapsed between the original and the 2nd run.  I didn't pick mine up in the initial run (and I lucked out since they changed DCC decoders) and it took years for them to be rerun.
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Re: Athearn Challenger and Big Boy Schedule Slippage
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 02:06:16 PM »
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Re: Athearn Challenger and Big Boy Schedule Slippage
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 11:46:14 PM »
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http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=Big+Boy&CatID=TNLS

Announced March 2015, ETA March 2017.  2 years? Pffft.  Wake me when it's approaching 10 years.  #BLIRules  :trollface:
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Re: Athearn Challenger and Big Boy Schedule Slippage
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 04:17:32 PM »
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Actually as much as I want my 4014, I'm kinda glad it is happening that way. At least I wont have to pony up for both the Big Blow #18 and the Big Boy at the same time as it seems to going to happen.

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Re: Athearn Challenger and Big Boy Schedule Slippage
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 04:28:49 PM »
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The additional delay is good for my budget, too.

Wife's unexpected surgery (she's OK!), a new grandchild just arrived, another on the way and a daughter's wedding between now and March.

My checkbook's got a busy 6 months ahead.