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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 12:59:53 AM »
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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 01:30:27 AM »
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This (very short) URL will also work, and it does not supply Atlas all that tracking information contained in the rest of that long URL.
https://shop.atlasrr.com/d-512-xmas-2018-sale.aspx

I also don't see it as all that humorous. Some modelers who model the trash trains would find those stocking stuffers very useful.
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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 07:25:07 AM »
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How do people that model those trash trains get them to smell like the prototype? 

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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 10:10:48 AM »
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They would have done better to have put the sale price on the sale page (or is it there for those without secure browers?).  I see the regular MSRP.  But if I click on a particular car in the list, then I get a pop up with the sale price.

Well, no matter, out of my time period.

How do people that model those trash trains get them to smell like the prototype? 
No doubt some entrepreneur is working on a marketing plan for a new product made by grinding garbage in a blender, packaging it and selling it to modelers in 3 oz. bags for $12, plus $7.50 shipping.

There used to be a company that marketed various scents in a bottle- coal smoke and whatnot.  One was "stockyard"- a favorite joke gift for model railroaders, especially the ones who complained about things not being realistic enough.
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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 10:45:21 AM »
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There's always Halloween scents made for smoke machines...

http://www.halloweenfxprops.com/fog-scents-1/
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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 10:51:03 AM »
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There's always Halloween scents made for smoke machines...

http://www.halloweenfxprops.com/fog-scents-1/

Alas, none made to smell like coal smoke...
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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 11:00:36 AM »
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They would have done better to have put the sale price on the sale page (or is it there for those without secure browers?).  I see the regular MSRP.  But if I click on a particular car in the list, then I get a pop up with the sale price.

I didn't know this!  I saw the page, saw the prices, didn't know they were MSRP, and just moved on.  I think they would have caught more fish if they put the sale prices on page!

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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 01:05:48 PM »
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….I see the regular MSRP.  But if I click on a particular car in the list, then I get a pop up with the sale price.....


I don't seem get a pop up with a sale price.

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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 03:16:39 PM »
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How do people that model those trash trains get them to smell like the prototype?

Probably by stuffing the containers with Limburger.

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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 05:21:17 PM »
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I wonder how many people actually click through to see the sale price.. this is completely asinine behavior. And they will wonder why their “sale” was a flop.  :facepalm:
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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 05:30:38 PM »
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EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 09:38:05 PM »
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I wonder how many people actually click through to see the sale price.. this is completely asinine behavior. And they will wonder why their “sale” was a flop.  :facepalm:

Which was one reason I posted the list, as I couldn't believe they were running a sale with full list prices. Never even thought to click on one to see if a lower price popped up. Wonder how many others will do the same thing and now smell the deals.  :facepalm:
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Re: Unintentional holiday humor from Atlas
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2018, 03:33:57 PM »
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I have seen those trash flats discounted heavily at a few LHS.  Perhaps a lesson in product selection. Yes, a never done before prototype, but inherently disgusting to model...…..How many modelers are going to model a landfill or maybe even recycling center that would use these?  Doesn't fit the switchers mold of industry (although someone could manufacture a landfill scene, not much different than various junkyard scenes) to drape over a big plaster mountain or ridge......