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Ngineer

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Re: New N Hoppers from Bluford Shops.
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2021, 07:58:38 AM »
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Maybe your dealer was the problem?

I don't think so. He's been really reliable. He's a Walthers listed dealer/official dealer - how would you call it?

I'm confused. Do you think that there is a chance to get those hoppers?

I would be more than happy.

   Javier


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Re: New N Hoppers from Bluford Shops.
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2021, 10:06:48 AM »
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@Ngineer

In the past, I have had pretty good luck finding the cars on MBK or other large online retailers, when the cars are released. And there is always eBay, although nowadays that often means a "buy it now" with a markup above MSRP and outrageous shipping charge.  But mixed in there are usually a few honest brokers.  So, caveat emptor.

All I can say is that to date, EVERY Bluford car I have ever ordered or pre-ordered has been delivered.  Bluford is making the cars you want and has them slated for delivery (per their webpage when I looked yesterday) before the end of this month.  Given all the global shipping delays, would not surprise me if they are late, but I am inclined to believe that if Bluford says they are coming soon, they are. 

Maybe the dealer forgot to order them until past the deadline for pre-orders.  Maybe he put in an order with one of the distributors he uses and those folks did not reserve enough to fill all the pre-orders from the dozens or hundreds of hobby shops they service.  Who knows?  But there is no info to indicate that Bluford cancelled any pre-orders from their end.

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Re: New N Hoppers from Bluford Shops.
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2021, 02:55:51 PM »
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Does anyone have the new War Emergency Cars listed?   Tried a number of the usual places and I did not see any place to secure a preorder for the cars....
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NScaleSupply just put them up for pre-order today...

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Re: New N Hoppers from Bluford Shops.
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2021, 03:01:58 PM »
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@Ngineer

In the past, I have had pretty good luck finding the cars on MBK or other large online retailers, when the cars are released. And there is always eBay, although nowadays that often means a "buy it now" with a markup above MSRP and outrageous shipping charge.  But mixed in there are usually a few honest brokers.  So, caveat emptor.

All I can say is that to date, EVERY Bluford car I have ever ordered or pre-ordered has been delivered.  Bluford is making the cars you want and has them slated for delivery (per their webpage when I looked yesterday) before the end of this month.  Given all the global shipping delays, would not surprise me if they are late, but I am inclined to believe that if Bluford says they are coming soon, they are. 

Maybe the dealer forgot to order them until past the deadline for pre-orders.  Maybe he put in an order with one of the distributors he uses and those folks did not reserve enough to fill all the pre-orders from the dozens or hundreds of hobby shops they service.  Who knows?  But there is no info to indicate that Bluford cancelled any pre-orders from their end.
I can confirm that no one has canceled their CB&Q Black 3-bay offset side hopper orders with us. It must have been an issue between the distributor and the dealer. MBK is a good option, as is Show Me Model Railroad and N Scale Supply. This run has been a long time coming because after the announcement, the molding department noticed a problem with the mold before production could proceed. This took awhile. Then Covid hit. Our freight forwarder projects these cars will arrive on Thursday so if that happens, they will be on their way to dealers on the 20th.
Craig
Bluford Shops