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Keith Aug 1, 2019

  1. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Found YouTube video, of someone running this exact
    set. Says it’s from 1955/56, unless otherwise noted.
    So, I’ll stick with that for now as well.
    Possibly more to add next month, IF we actually have a meeting.
    Doug said he’s got at least 3 more boxes of stuff!
    No idea how big said boxes are. Could be interesting.
     
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    Not in production yet, but pretty quick!

    Placed a reserved order a while back, with Sunset/3rd Rail Models.
    Have a set of 2 Rio Grande ML-4000, Krauss Maffei locomotives reserved.
    Just got final reservation notice, with payment information. Sometime this summer, I’ll have 2 Rio Grande 3 rail Krauss Maffei.
    They also state, that models will be limited to:
    100 only, 2 rail versions
    75 only, 3 rail versions.
    Just not fully sure when they will go to
    production, and eventual delivery.
    Looking for award to them. Just the final
    price tag I’m not to thrilled with!! But, I’ll have an extremely
    limited version of an unusual locomotive!! Will come
    complete with full sound as well!
    Maybe photos and video, once I get them!!

    Wasn't sure how many reservations they needed, in order to move ahead with actual production.
    Latest information I got, indicated they reached reservations needed. And they will be doing reservations only, no extras!
    Probably should NOT be doing this, but can't pass on the chance to get something that will be extremely rare!
    And as I also understand, they will be locomotive specific detailed!
     
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    What does something like this cost, these days?
     
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    $1199 each. With shipping, it’ll be just under $2500 for 2 units.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    [​IMG]

    From the 3rd Rail website. Think this might be a preproduction model.
    The Southern Pacific version of the ML-4000. They’ve got a couple of
    Rio Grande prototype photos, plus an KM demonstrator.
     
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    Got my units Paid In Full tonight!
    Now, just a matter of them going to production
    and shipped out! Sometime by summer.
    Don’t know when. Yet. Hope to hear something as
    production moves along.
     
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    Here's my HO SP K-M. 30 bucks:

    :D

    KMSY.jpg

    Doug
     
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    That does look really nice. Glad I don't have a use or the money to buy one! :D
     
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    Have a virtually brand new set of Rio Grande units myself!!
    Still with original Rivarossi couples on them! Only time I ever
    ran them, was years ago, at a friends place. Smooth and quiet.
    Believe it or not! Been on display ever since!
     
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    Units going to production now. Will take about 3 months to finish them.
    Should arrive by June and start shipping in July.
     
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    I could run them, but have no O layout, just a christmas loop... Plus my wife would probably destroy me for buying one.... :p

    Those are looking nice!
     
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    Can run them as well, at club train show in December, if I set up
    a 3 rail display.

    In other news, last meeting, I scored a Marx trestle set and somewhat rusty steel bridge.
    All free. Now, with an air eraser, I can test it out on the bridge, to see how it works! See
    if it’ll cut through the rust. Want to clean it up as best I can and repaint.
    And since I have a 1x4 framed sheet of plywood in the garage, I’m looking into building a
    3 rail layout on it and selling. Have track, that needs major cleaning that I might be able
    to use. Plus a couple of switches and a 90* crossing as well.

    Or build something for myself, using the Lionel Fast Track, and the EZ Streets(Superstreets)
    street system and add an operating vehicle route, with grade crossings.
     
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    Inquired about the units today. Production has just gotten into
    full swing!! Estimated arrival now, is Nov/Dec!! Could be same
    for my new truck! Not worried. Locomotives are paid full. And
    will have a bit of time to save up extra money for new truck.
    At least good news is, new ebike has made it to powder coating/paint.
    Should be ready for final assembly by next week. Might be able to pick
    it up by next weekend, maybe! Park current truck in garage, when I get
    it back, and ride new bike to and from dialysis.
     

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