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The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« on: November 04, 2017, 02:26:29 PM »
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... at MBK!

Ordered mine right now.

Thomas  :)

http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Kato-N-106-082-Olympian-Hiawatha-Set-p/kat-106082.htm

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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 02:29:01 PM »
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They popped up last night.  Going to get an extra FP7 to see if I can modify the shell for a CGW unit.

Impatiently waiting for my FRT invoice.

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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 02:31:23 PM »
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I am waiting for my email from BLW :D
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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 10:25:05 AM »
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Sold out at MBK
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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 10:55:02 AM »
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I got one from MBK right away.. I forgot I already reserved one at BLW....The one from BLW arrived today.

Must be age...

Randy

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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 10:57:05 AM »
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I've got mine.  :D

A friend of mine has already repainted the interiors on his set to be tan in color. :o

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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 12:20:51 PM »
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I got one from MBK right away.. I forgot I already reserved one at BLW....The one from BLW arrived today.

Must be age...

Randy


What was the street price? I want to budget for one when it's available in Armour Yellow.
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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 01:03:55 PM »
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Just under $200.00 with shipping.
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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 01:09:16 PM »
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MBK sold more then 80 sets in one weekend... Good times for Milwaukee fans...  :D
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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 06:28:58 PM »
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I also ordered mine from MBK. I don't model Milwaukee Rd. but that set is just so pretty and distinctive.   :)
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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 10:26:09 AM »
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My set arrived from BLW (no email).

Set is gorgeous.

But one car would derail on curves.  Something was wrong.

Had to disassemble.  The weight between the layers of the bottom black frame and the redish floor-interior... was not positioned right.  Thus a truck would not sit correctly.

Finally got it back working properly.

Looks good running backwards behind an EP-2.

BTW, The red light on the Creek car is awesome.  Tail warning light and the little red lights on the side.

But the blueish white LED light coming from the floor which can easily be seen with all those windows looks kind of strange.

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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 10:47:27 AM »
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But the blueish white LED light coming from the floor which can easily be seen with all those windows looks kind of strange.

Aren't the window partitions in the obs lit up?  I think that's what you're seeing.

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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 10:50:01 AM »
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I've got mine.  :D

A friend of mine has already repainted the interiors on his set to be tan in color. :o

Mark

I believe he based the interior color on this video:

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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 11:07:36 AM »
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Here is the problem I had with one of my Mount cars.
Weight was shifted in assembly.




And here is the light issue.
I see now it is not the LED.  It appears to be the light pipe going up to the red lenses on the side.
Maybe they did it this was to light up the interior.
Maybe it would look less odd if the end was filled with some people.
And fully painted furniture.




But the cars are fabulous.



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Re: The Olympian Hiawatha has arrived...
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2017, 11:10:12 AM »
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Wow, that looks great.