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    There goes a few years of my retirement savings.
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    I think they're counting the Operator and Rivet Counter models as two separate items, even though they are the same prototype. That's kinda lame and disappointing.
    I'm sure for the modern modelers it's a good thing, but there are plenty of other locos that are needed in N scale, but no......another Super Toaster.....yawn.
    I think I'm going to write off Scale Trains.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    I think they're counting the Operator and Rivet Counter models as two separate items, even though they are the same prototype. That's kinda lame and disappointing.
    I'm sure for the modern modelers it's a good thing, but there are plenty of other locos that are needed in N scale, but no......another Super Toaster.....yawn.
    I think I'm going to write off Scale Trains.


    I wrote them off after I talked to my LHS owner after he inquired about becoming a select retailer for them, and promptly told them no thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mu26aeh View Post
    I wrote them off after I talked to my LHS owner after he inquired about becoming a select retailer for them, and promptly told them no thanks
    Why did they say "No thanks"?
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    I just pre-ordered one for NS. I (and my wallet) is so screwed when they do the AC44C6M's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Why did they say "No thanks"?
    Something to do with the price ST was charging the LHS, and what ST would sell for on their site direct, LHS would barely be able to break even. Also initial order minimum was very high and only had n scale containers and HO box cars kits and tank cars. A lot of money to tie up into an unproven company.

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    Oh, that's helpful! NOT!

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    I hope you're joking!
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    I did some research on the pricing just to see how all the versions compare. Here's what I came up with:

    The "Rivet Counter" versions are +$50 (retail...$40 direct) over the cost of the Operator versions.
    Operator is not available with sound installed. Sound is +$70 (retail) over standard DCC.


    Operator:
    DC/DCC Ready:
    Retail: $124.99
    Our selling price: $99.99

    DCC (non-sound) installed:
    Retail: $169.99
    Our selling price: $134.99

    Rivet Counter:
    DC/DCC Ready
    Retail: $174.99
    Our selling price: $139.99

    DCC (non-sound) installed:
    Retail: $219.99
    Our selling price: $174.99

    ESU-LokSound DCC & Sound Factory Installed
    Retail: $289.99
    Our selling price: $234.99


    I notice that they are doing the Union Pacific C44-9W that are ex-Southern Pacific. I'll be in for one when they come out with those.

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    Each of the locomotive lists a lot of info on the details...I compared these two to see what the extra money for rivet counter will get you.

    Rivet Counter N Scale GE DASH 9-44CW, BNSF
    vs
    Operator N Scale GE DASH 9-44CW, BNSF/Heritage I
    __________________________________________________ _____________
    Rivet Counter:
    - Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling.
    - Trucks with separately applied brake cylinders and air plumbing.
    - Factory-applied detail parts: wire grab irons, snowplow, trainline hoses, 3-hose MU clusters, MU cable, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, sunshades, air tanks, fuel tank mounted bell, brake wheel, exhaust stack, and more
    vs
    Operator:
    - Factory-applied details including snowplow, nose door with window, sunshades, air tanks, horn, exhaust stack, and brake wheel
    - Modeler applied coupler cut levers, MU hoses, and trainline hoses included

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Rivet Counter: "Printing and lettering legible under magnification"
    vs
    Operator: "Simplified printing and lettering legible under magnification"

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Rivet: "Durable packaging safely stores model"
    vs
    Operator: "Clear jewel box packaging safely stores model"

    Is this the first Scale Trains N scale loco to come in a clear jewel box?

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