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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    That list may not be up to date?
    OTOH, I thought I read recently where ESM (Eastern Seaboard Models) was talking about releasing some 36" version wheels?


    Rapido Trains also made some 36" wheels in 12, 50 and 100 ct packs.
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    The FVM 3601 wheels (36" for MTL trucks) are what I need the most of (as in: I spent about 200 of them on my ~150 cars, with about half already coming factory-equipped or pre-owned with metal wheels, so about 2 out of 3 plastic wheeled cars I had took those wheels)

    And they have been backordered / out of stock everywhere I've looked for the last 3-4 years.

    Wasn't aware of the Rapido wheels, thanks @Allen H. We'll see if they or the ESM ones become available before the FVM ones or maybe MTL has such success with their new 33" wheels they also make 36" ones. Or Atlas brings the BLMA wheels back. Or apparently Athearn also has some in their catalogue that I've never seen at any store - Announced 2011, Due May 2021 (to be fair, they probably were available at some time and just passed me)

    Sorry, I don't mean to sound frustrated - in fact, I was pleasantly surprised that my stock was just enough for my haul.

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    Metal wheelsets are only rarely in stock now, for some reason. You'd imagine that seeing the wheelsets continually sold out would prompt manufacturers, but no...

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    I am sure the orders are queued up desperately by the vendors but when you don't do the actual manufacturing you are at the mercy of the manufacturing plants in China. You lose most control. If those plants have more lucrative manufacturing contracts, your stuff will never get to the front of the line. Unfortunately money talks and they don't really abide by first come, first served, over there.

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    FVM 3601 seems hard to find, yes.

    RD Hobby
    has FVM 3602 listed as "short term" and 3603 in stock. Also Atlas 36" wheels are listed short term (12-pack).
    All American Trains also has short term on 3602 and 3603, except the 100-pack 3603

    ... but of course that doesn't help if you need the 3601s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    We'll see if they or the ESM ones become available before the FVM ones
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    The ESM ones are out now. MBKlein's has them in stock (for now only 3 12-pks left). Presumably if they have them, other places do too.

    MBKleian: https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Eastern-Seaboard-Models-N-920200-36-Metal-Wheelsets/

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    Seems like most of them hit the market around 2010, so possibly many people had the same good idea at the same time and then realized the market wasn't big enough for so many competitors, and then they all dropped the product...

    Well, I'll be ordering from the US in early 2021 (to ship along with my MTL boxcar preorder). We'll see what's available then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    I am sure the orders are queued up desperately by the vendors but when you don't do the actual manufacturing you are at the mercy of the manufacturing plants in China. You lose most control. If those plants have more lucrative manufacturing contracts, your stuff will never get to the front of the line. Unfortunately money talks and they don't really abide by first come, first served, over there.
    It has nothing to do with other contracts , it's all about Chinese factories been shut down for months ( yes they took drastic Covid measures ). I work in the golfing business , every brand has delivery problems at the moment , same goes for just about any product made in China , it's going to take some time to catch up .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    It has nothing to do with other contracts , it's all about Chinese factories been shut down for months ( yes they took drastic Covid measures ). I work in the golfing business , every brand has delivery problems at the moment , same goes for just about any product made in China , it's going to take some time to catch up .
    For metal wheels they have been out of stock for years. Way before Covid arrived so it has nothing to do with the shutdowns. Items from the big players like Atlas, Athearn, etc. are hitting the shelves yet metal wheels are still backordered

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    Oops , my mistake , didn't read well enough , thought it was about model railroad products in general.
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    No problem Jan. I often read too quick myself. I do agree with you about MRR products in general. This Covid thing is affecting EVERYTHING from China!

    (Note: not trying to discount the true effect of Covid on humanity and those whose love ones have been affected. What we discuss here is nothing compared to that.)
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    Some purchases that came in lately. LHS has been closed for some reason but will open tomorrow, so may have more to add before the end of the month.
    Some detail parts from online seller Toy Train Heaven. Some etched metal chairs. I bought these sight unseen and they turned out to not be exactly what I was looking for. I have since found rigid and rocking type chairs. I have no use for the music stands but will find use for folding chairs. I have a special use for the bath tubs as a back yard religious display. For those of you confused hopefully I will provide photos that will reveal all shortly. The air conditioners are nicely detailed but frankly, you can't tell unless you are very close. If I have need for more than these I will use strip plastic cut to the same size and painted appropriately.
    Next is a set of 3D printed houses from Model Scenery World on E-Bay. They sell a variety of 3d printed items. I saw these houses in a set of 5 different buildings and they were nice enough to sell me a set of the same house for the same price. I think these will be good back ground and filler buildings.
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    Moose had a wee bit left on Barnes & Knobbly git card, so Moose picked this up yesterday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose had a wee bit left on Barnes & Knobbly git card, so Moose picked this up yesterday!

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    Not cheap!! How does it compare to Model Railroader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhikdavis View Post
    Not cheap!! How does it compare to Model Railroader?
    Yeah, definitely not cheap!
    Moose thinking of just getting a subscription... Oh, Moose will ask Mrs Moose for subscription for xmas gift!

    Moose likes this magazine far more than Model Railroader. The [British] modeling cannot be beat and the articles on how the layouts are used (operated, taken to shows, etc.), how many are modified over time to suit changing circumstances, and so forth, are quite interesting...


    Moose hasn't picked up a Model Railroader magazine in years -- too many adverts., dry & uninteresting articles and layouts, etc. ... Not to mention bland photos!

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    Moose hired some moose muscle!
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    I wanted to horde a bunch of Charmin Box Cars, but can't find any on the shelves

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    Finally found a 100 pack of Atlas code 55 flex track....... not cheap, but it's cheaper in the 100 pack than in smaller quantities.

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    N gauge arrivals today:

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    @SimRacin14

    Moose always look forward to photos of your purchases!

    Hmmm, one of those cars looks straight out of a Harry Potter movie. Does it fly...
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