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Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:21:56 PM »
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You'll have to paint and assemble them yourself, but there at the Kato part store. Each car separate w/ case.
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 01:34:08 PM »
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That is a good news - I'm glad that Kato is offering those. But what the hell is Oly Hi?!

I read that few times (Oily High?) thinking "WTF", before I finally figured it out.
I know that OH would have been confusing too, but is it that difficult to type those 10 extra letters (Olympic Hiawatha - just once in the subject line)?  :|
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 02:15:08 PM »
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 02:29:36 PM »
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Ouch!  :facepalm:

At those prices the actual 9-car set would cost $450!!  It would make more sense to buy the set and split it up.
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 02:32:03 PM »
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I think we need a traveling Railwire observation car.  :)

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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 02:36:12 PM »
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I got all excited when I saw the tweet, and then I saw the prices.
Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 04:05:19 PM »
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That is a good news - I'm glad that Kato is offering those. But what the hell is Oly Hi?!

I read that few times (Oily High?) thinking "WTF", before I finally figured it out.
I know that OH would have been confusing too, but is it that difficult to type those 10 extra letters (Olympic Hiawatha - just once in the subject line)?  :|

Whats an Olympic Hiawatha?  :trollface: Pretty sure that's not a thing ;)
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 04:39:18 PM »
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Whats an Olympic Hiawatha?  :trollface: Pretty sure that's not a thing ;)
Maybe it came from a local newspaper story: https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=MT19521215.2.20
Or, it's what's being taught in schools, today [see p. 61]:
https://www.coloradocollege.edu/dotAsset/92d3f9cc-4169-45a8-bc38-65c05892c592.pdf

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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 04:58:10 PM »
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That's quite the difference in price compared to the other cars listed on that page.
$20 AT&SF Car - Observation "Vista Valley"
$30 UP Business Car "Kenefick"
$30 UP Excursion Power Car

They could probably sell the pair as a painted set for $90 MSRP.
This is a less complicated set of coaches for MSRP $60.
http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Kato-N-1066011-Sleeper-Cars-ATSF-p/kat-1066011.htm

Hopefully they consider this in the future.

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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2017, 05:14:10 PM »
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I suppose I should contact KATO and thank them for saving me $50.00 ($100.00 actually) because to my way of thinking the cars would be a good investment at $25.00,but at $50.00 they are way above my pay grade. :(
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2017, 05:18:07 PM »
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Whats an Olympic Hiawatha?  :trollface: Pretty sure that's not a thing ;)

 :facepalm:  I'm not even going to make an excuse. Brain not engaged. Olymipc, Olympian . . . it looked good. If Al didn't abbreviate it in such a weird way this wouldn't have happen - so there!  :P
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 05:40:04 PM »
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:facepalm:  I'm not even going to make an excuse. Brain not engaged. Olymipc, Olympian . . . it looked good. If Al didn't abbreviate it in such a weird way this wouldn't have happen - so there!  :P
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No harm no foul... Just found the juxtaposition of being pedantic and mis-labeling the train humorous  :D
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2017, 06:00:21 PM »
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No harm no foul... Just found the juxtaposition of being pedantic and mis-labeling the train humorous  :D

You got me!  :D
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2017, 02:26:58 PM »
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That is a good news - I'm glad that Kato is offering those. But what the hell is Oly Hi?!

I read that few times (Oily High?) thinking "WTF", before I finally figured it out.
I know that OH would have been confusing too, but is it that difficult to type those 10 extra letters (Olympic Hiawatha - just once in the subject line)?  :|

You can't be a "cool RR dude" unless you know all the in words, like Oly Hi, ElCap, COLA, etc.!!! :D
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Re: Singles of Oly Hi obs and superdome cars
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 04:36:59 PM »
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Quite a bite, especially when you add in shipping charges, but I will bet that there will still be folks who will be buying them just so they can paint them up for whatever road they are interested in.

Something that seems like a natural for Kato to do would be to offer the Super Dome and sleepers painted for Canadian National since both car types were acquired by CN.  Not sure if this would ever happen, though, but it is something for them to consider.