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Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:49:12 PM »
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Newly listed:


Features:

    Ready-To-Run
    Die-Cast Metal & Plastic
    Fine-Scale Detail All Around
    Chemically Etched Walkways
    Accurately Painted/Printed
    Prototypical Ride Height
    Assembled Collapsed or Raised Hitches
    BLMA 70-Ton ASF Ride Control Trucks
    BLMA Scale Profile Metal Wheels
    Body-Mounted Micro-Trains Couplers
    Perfect for the Atlas 40' 45' and 53' containers.

https://shop.atlasrr.com/c-1498-n185.aspx?utm_source=TheRailWire&utm_medium=forum_posting_ryan_wilkerson
$120 for 3-unit MSRP
$200 for 5-unit MSRP
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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 05:00:21 PM »
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Excellent news!

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 05:59:42 PM »
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$200??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 06:13:31 PM »
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$200??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

The new MSRP is 37.5% higher than the former BLMA MSRP of $124.95 for the 5-Car sets.
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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 06:21:13 PM »
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The new MSRP is 38.5% higher than the former BLMA MSRP of $124.95 for the 5-Car sets.

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 06:55:22 PM »
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I need a ton of these but that’s just too much money. I understand how detailed they are but this is a unit train style of car, not a gem to stand out in a train.

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 07:04:55 PM »
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If they track better they might be worth it. I sold my BLMA sets years ago because of tracking issues I didn’t have time to address.
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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 08:04:01 PM »
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Comparing the percentage of the MSRP increase for the 3-car and 5-car sets reveals that the latter has seen an 8.5% higher rise in price.

This revelation is based upon the following calculations:

At $119.95, the new MSRP is approximately 29% higher than the former BLMA MSRP of $84.95 for the 3-car sets.

At $199.95, the new MSRP is approximately 37.5% higher than the former BLMA MSRP of $124.95 for the 5-car sets.

Wonder why the Chinese are quoting different price increases for what appear to be similar products?

Could it be that the 5-car sets are expected to be produced in a smaller production run and that they are more time consuming or difficult to fabricate?
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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 09:23:00 PM »
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If I bought all numbers announced I still wouldn't have enough cars for all the Trainworx trailers I've bought.  :o
I'm very happy to see these. I've been looking for the previous releases for a few years now and they just don't exist anymore. I'll be ordering a bunch.

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 09:30:32 PM »
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Could it be that the 5-car sets are expected to be produced in a smaller production run and that they are more time consuming or difficult to fabricate?

The center platform on the 5 platform has extra brake detail that the 3 platform center platform does not have. That plus’s the two extra platform should account for the extra expense.
Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 09:59:43 AM »
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$200 is basically buying five $40 cars with fewer trucks and less packaging.

It's ridiculous.

Sorry to be grumpy but sitting here with no power for 7 days - and possibly until 3/14.

Bah humbug.

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 10:02:53 AM »
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Undecs are $99 for the 3 pack and $164 for the 5 pack. Maybe a cheaper option to consider for some. If I did modern era, I would go this route just for the enjoyment of decorating my own.

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2018, 12:36:30 PM »
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Awesome news! So many Trainworx trailers looking for a ride with me. However the MSRP is steep, but this was/is one the most detailed N scale rolling stock item on the market ever. I could tolerate less details if it impacted the MSRP in any meaningful way.

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2018, 03:05:57 PM »
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Awesome news! So many Trainworx trailers looking for a ride with me. However the MSRP is steep, but this was/is one the most detailed N scale rolling stock item on the market ever. I could tolerate less details if it impacted the MSRP in any meaningful way.

A Trainman version would sell like hotcakes!

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Re: Atlas 3 and 5 unit spine car new release (BLMA)
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2018, 09:27:54 AM »
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A Trainman version would sell like hotcakes!

Agreed! Honestly once you throw trailers on them it’s really hard to notice a lot of the detail. With near unit trains running around via the prototype, this would be on par with the cost of making an auto rack unit train  :( (those at least being near $40 a pop you get 89’ scale feet  8)