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cfritschle

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Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« on: December 26, 2019, 11:59:20 PM »
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N Scale Supply is showing the Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft trailers as in stock!

http://www.nscalesupply.com/TWX/TWX-TractorTrailer.html

http://www.nscalesupply.com/TWX/TWX-Trailer53.html

And these two rigs showed up in my driveway.





This is exciting.   :D

Edit:  Added the photos!
« Last Edit: December 27, 2019, 01:22:13 AM by cfritschle »
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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 09:35:56 AM »
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Too bad they are already sold out of the UPS day cab.
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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 09:53:27 AM »
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none for me, but I am so glad to see their products returning to the retailers.

I’m not here to argue

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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 11:27:46 AM »
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Too bad they are already sold out of the UPS day cab.

And it is not like Trainworx doesn't know how hot the UPS and FedEx (and really any other of their vehicle) offerings are.  They have been selling out all their previous runs very quickly. This very limited release thing is IMO really silly.  I can see it on slow-sellers, but not on these models.

As I see it, if you produce and instantly sell 5000, you made some profit.  But if you produced 10,000 or 20,000 models, they would very likely sell  out just as quickly and they would double or quadruple their profit (compared to 5000 sold).  So would the hobby shops.
Plus, the larger runs would likely cost less than 5000 to produce (again quantity).  But I'm not an industry insider, and they tell me that it doesn't work that way.   Fine then, just re-release them after few months or years. Produce multiple runs. The insiders again tell me that things don't work that way. Too bad, maybe they should work that way.  :facepalm: :RUEffinKiddingMe:
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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2019, 03:11:21 PM »
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The UPS Kenworth shown on the N Scale Supply website was from the run released in 2016.  N Scale Supply did have them available after most other dealers had sold out.  The only trucks that were released at this time are the Cascadias.
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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019, 03:23:13 PM »
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The UPS Kenworth shown on the N Scale Supply website was from the run released in 2016.  N Scale Supply did have them available after most other dealers had sold out.  The only trucks that were released at this time are the Cascadias.

Still, that gave me an opportunity to voice my dissatisfaction with the Trainworx marketing methods. I love their models, but the sales model? Not so much!
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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2019, 03:52:39 PM »
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And it is not like Trainworx doesn't know how hot the UPS and FedEx (and really any other of their vehicle) offerings are.  They have been selling out all their previous runs very quickly. This very limited release thing is IMO really silly.  I can see it on slow-sellers, but not on these models.

As I see it, if you produce and instantly sell 5000, you made some profit.  But if you produced 10,000 or 20,000 models, they would very likely sell  out just as quickly and they would double or quadruple their profit (compared to 5000 sold).  So would the hobby shops.
Plus, the larger runs would likely cost less than 5000 to produce (again quantity).  But I'm not an industry insider, and they tell me that it doesn't work that way.   Fine then, just re-release them after few months or years. Produce multiple runs. The insiders again tell me that things don't work that way. Too bad, maybe they should work that way.  :facepalm: :RUEffinKiddingMe:


It seems to me they produce like 99 units per release or something.
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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2019, 06:57:20 PM »
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I always preorder and have never been shorted.
It really is that easy.

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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2019, 12:17:48 AM »
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Only my opinion, of course, if you don't like the Trainworx sales model, may I suggest a couple of solutions.
1. Start your own company, then you can use whatever sales model you would like.
2. Call Pat and offer to finance any product that you feel should be produced above and beyond the usual quantity.

You could also pre-order. If you are not inclined to pre-order and lose out, too bad for you.

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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2019, 02:00:23 AM »
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You guys act like preordering solves the issue. The movie trucks were not able to be preordered, and were announced and sold out pretty much right after. If you were lucky to get any at MSRP or less. Same for the Budweiser truck. The Coors truck, is still available in a lot of places.

Heck, I have a Saddleback Ranch Bull Hauler that I bought that I have never seen another pop up anywhere other than when I bought it at the National N Scale Convention in Kansas City. If I would have known then in regards to now, I would have bought more than just the one.

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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2019, 09:50:59 AM »
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Only my opinion, of course, if you don't like the Trainworx sales model, may I suggest a couple of solutions.
1. Start your own company, then you can use whatever sales model you would like.
2. Call Pat and offer to finance any product that you feel should be produced above and beyond the usual quantity.

You could also pre-order. If you are not inclined to pre-order and lose out, too bad for you.

Thanks for your excellent advice.  Put up or shut up? Seems that I've head something similar before, so you must be onto something here.

Pre-order?  Lat time I tried to pre-order Trainworx trailers, pre-orders were already closed.  I know, I must have waited too long.  Shame on me. :RUEffinKiddingMe:

And if Pat has financial problems (not enough funds for larger runs, which sell out instantly), then he has more problems running the company that I would be able to help with.

I don't really want to turn this into  a pre-ordering or reservations for new models discussion.  I'm done.
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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2019, 09:58:58 AM »
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First, everyone should probably calm down, as these are yet to hit MBK and I'm sure (or at least hope) a bunch of other sources (try eBay after New Years).

This is beating a dead horse (where's that icon from the old Atlas Forum?) but the pre-order system is broken.  You'd have had to pre-order these in spring of 2018.  Who keeps track of reservations that long, for items this cheap, in any industry?  I lost a whole bunch of pre-orders because the shop I was using went out of business.  Since then, I haven't exactly been encouraged to do a whole lot more pre-ordering.

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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2019, 10:59:57 AM »
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Ugh, just got email my LHS trainworx supplier went out of business, and order not forwarded.  Placed reservation with Hogtrainz,  hope they get enough to cover  :(

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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2019, 03:45:33 PM »
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I placed my pre-order with N Scale Supply long after the pre-orders had ‘closed’ and I still got mine. Maybe I got lucky.
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Re: Trainworx Cascadia and 53-ft Trailers Have Arrived
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2019, 11:45:17 AM »
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Very happy that Pat has product coming in again, very happy with the Cascadias and Hyundai trailers. Ignore the plywood pacific temporary layout!