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Re: Your Santa Wishlist to Manufacturers for 2020
« Reply #120 on: January 08, 2020, 10:42:11 PM »
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I have a some of the Red Caboose autoracks, bought them on clearance some years ago. I wish I would of bought more. I still buy the ones Micro Trains is releasing lately when they have a paint scheme I want. I wish they came in more road numbers, though.

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Re: Your Santa Wishlist to Manufacturers for 2020
« Reply #121 on: January 08, 2020, 11:33:45 PM »
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There's a balance. Around $50 is a reasonable price IMO, but some of the asking prices on a certain auction site are a bit outrageous. I've seen some Red Caboose autoracks recently go for over $80 a car, which is a bit high.

The Kato autoracks are of decent quality, in my opinion, and MSRP on a 4 car set is only $95.

Ah, so this was not about the MSRP prices (or discounted prices) of autorack models available from a hobby shop, but auction prices for out-of-production items.  So it sounds like your wish would be for manufacturers to produce a new run of autoracks, in a quantity larger than what will sell out in couple of weeks.
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Re: Your Santa Wishlist to Manufacturers for 2020
« Reply #122 on: January 09, 2020, 02:35:38 PM »
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Ah, so this was not about the MSRP prices (or discounted prices) of autorack models available from a hobby shop, but auction prices for out-of-production items.  So it sounds like your wish would be for manufacturers to produce a new run of autoracks, in a quantity larger than what will sell out in couple of weeks.


I suppose that's a fair way to put it, anyone simply making a substantial quantity would drive the prices down on older cars too, in my opinion. Supply and demand and everything.

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Re: Your Santa Wishlist to Manufacturers for 2020
« Reply #123 on: January 09, 2020, 03:24:28 PM »
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A correct Conrail SD40-2.

What's your beef with the IM ones? Other than the trucks, of course (which, well, be patient).

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Re: Your Santa Wishlist to Manufacturers for 2020
« Reply #124 on: January 16, 2020, 05:50:17 PM »
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I was going through my stuff and need to add one.

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Re: Your Santa Wishlist to Manufacturers for 2020
« Reply #125 on: January 16, 2020, 06:43:33 PM »
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Autoracks, of any manufacture that are quality. Trying to build up a handful of autoracks for a small train is a very expensive proposition these days.

Well, that pretty much eliminates Con-Cor then.  :D

ScaleTrains recently announced the Gunderson Multi-Max autorack for HO; according to ST staff they are "seriously considering" an N scale version.
Although the HO version will cost $74.99 each (with slightly lower prices for quantity buys), and judging by their multi-scale product history, the N scale version is priced equally to the HO version...
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Re: Your Santa Wishlist to Manufacturers for 2020
« Reply #126 on: January 16, 2020, 09:12:47 PM »
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Well, that pretty much eliminates Con-Cor then.  :D

ScaleTrains recently announced the Gunderson Multi-Max autorack for HO; according to ST staff they are "seriously considering" an N scale version.
Although the HO version will cost $74.99 each (with slightly lower prices for quantity buys), and judging by their multi-scale product history, the N scale version is priced equally to the HO version...

ST is doing the rivet counter at $74.99 and the Operators at $42.99, the difference being the detail under the car for the rivet counter. Atlas by the way is doing the same rack for $99.99 MSRP. I think the N-Scale version will be around $50, base on what the old RC cars cost at the time of release and a little inflation. The big thing with this cars are the metal edge panels like the RC cars is what makes them desirable.

The MT cars are nice but need to have the ride height adjusted because the used the same old 79’ flat car floor.
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