Kato special run Pacific Parlour car - get 'em while they're hot!

NorsemanJack Jul 25, 2013

  1. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    And they will sell, makes me wonder if Kato will do another run, or will this be the only one.
     
  2. nightmare0331

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    Someone at Amtrak has some bad information along with a lot of the speculation in this thread. There were more than that made and they'll pop up soon enough. These were never offered to or were going to be split with Kato dealers...in the case of MTW, he purchased his directly from Amtrak the way everyone else has.
     
  3. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    So is Kato sending more to Amtrak? Or has the run sold out? From what the guys at Amtrak told me, there are no more, well from them.
     
  4. Matt Bradley

    Matt Bradley TrainBoard Member

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    They're back! 62 left as of this posting. Kato sent out a tweet this morning alerting everyone who follows them that you can get them now.
     
  5. OMG!Trains

    OMG!Trains TrainBoard Member

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    Sounds like your source isn't all it's cracked up to be.
     
  6. randgust

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    Amtrak order page shows stock of 60.

    I got no confirmation of run size from my source, so I wouldn't (and didn't) make any assumptions of collector value on it.
     
  7. Seanem44

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    Funny, as of 2:07 it's back up to 61.

    Guess these aren't as rare as first thought. I don't feel so bad now I let mine go at cost, and I may pick up another one later today if they are around. Of course, being an East Coaster with an East Coast layout, I really don't need it.
     
  8. Kevin M

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    Lesson learned for me. I admit I picked a couple extra in Spokane off the train hoping to flip these for a few extra bucks. I guess I'll hold on to them for a while longer.
    Kevin
     
  9. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    Yup...but who knows if the market has already fizzed out on these or if there will be a market in the future.
     
  10. orionfield

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    I ordered mine! I see the real one out my living room window every day!
     
  11. Metro Red Line

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    Sorry if this question has been asked before, but is Amtrak the only "dealer" for this car?
     
  12. NorsemanJack

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    It appears that all of these are sold only through Amtrak. That said, we have at least one report of a dealer selling them that may have acquired stock by buying them through Amtrak (like the rest of us).
     
  13. hnipper

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    Just checked the AMTRAK site, and there are 53 left! I had a backorder so I guess that will ship soon.
    Henry
     
  14. Seanem44

    Seanem44 TrainBoard Member

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    Opting not to get another one. I guess everyone learned a lesson though. This had been an interesting occurrence.
     
  15. Pete Steinmetz

    Pete Steinmetz TrainBoard Member

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    I wonder how the guy feel that paid $162 on E Bay? I bet the seller feels pretty good.
     
  16. NorsemanJack

    NorsemanJack TrainBoard Member

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    I don't believe everything I see on ebay. If somebody really did pay that much, it's their own dang fault. I do believe that some have sold at $60 - $70 and we'll likely see some selling in that range again after the current stock sells out and a little time passes. The second batch still has 53 remaining at Amtrak, so anybody on the fence should probably buy immediately. If I had been asleep at the wheel, I would certainly be happy about this "second chance."
     
  17. fordv10

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    I just orederd 1 so it shows just 52 left now.
     
  18. Seanem44

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    I think demand is now at parity with supply based on how this current shipment is moving.
     
  19. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    That or those that want them, have them. Or people do not know Amtrak has them again.
     
  20. YoHo

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    I had to laugh, the n scaler in the club was all excited about this on Saturday. He had just heard about it in the Mr email the night before. I told him they'd already released a second set, because the first set was sold out. He didn't believe me. Lol
     

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