TrainBoard Special Run Announcement

FriscoCharlie Oct 3, 2012

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That is not what I was talking about. It was NEVER updated. Even weeks after delivery, when I'd last looked. I guess that is OK? It does not work for me! Nothing for when their last receipt last point received it, nothing for when it was out to deliver. Nothing shown for delivery. FAIL. I paid for a service, which was never provided.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Umm. If you wish to argue, do so with USPS. The what a couple of us have stated above stated is fact. It is all a part of the various cutbacks USPS has been making, attempting to cut costs.
     
  3. nd-rails

    nd-rails TrainBoard Member

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    Keep an open mind on that.
    I have received (in New Zealand) ONE of TWO ordered because that's all my consolidator in Colorado received and was able send. Subsequently as it happens a second car arrived, which shows low level mismanagement of orders at origin.
    Pics when an operating nite and a suitable backgraded loco comes along... dave
     
  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm not sure what you mean happened. Please advise.

    Charlie
     
  5. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've been thinking about what you said here and I think your "low level mismanagement of orders" comments is directed at me. No mistakes were made on your order. If you ordered two cars in one order then two were sent. If you made two separate orders then they could have shipped in different boxes.

    I personally packed and shipped every single car ordered so I am your low level guy. In sending out well over 200 cars, I have made one mistake: I forgot to include the free car that one person won. I did not "mismanage" your order.

    Charlie
     
  6. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Charlie , You did a fantastic job. Please do not let anyone put you down. I am not sure what he means either. International and using a consolidator add in many factors for errors. We have seen this before. A 99.999% success rate is very good.

    Mike
     
  7. PaulBeinert

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    I am with Mike on this!

    Charlie, you have done a great job and it is appreciated!

    Mike, I stole the John Lennon quote and posted it as my thought for the day on my companies Yammer site. Everyboy Likes It
     
  8. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Thanks Paul , I thought it summed up the way I generaly think about things.

    Mike
     
  9. Teditor

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    This seemed like a rather derogatory comment that should either have been better explained or not said at all, I am in Queensland Australia, and the shipping/supply/packaging was spot on, if in fact the second car was a 'won' one, a pleasant thank-you would have been more appropriate.

    Charlie, tremendous job, I see the numbers sold are static now, I may just have to get another one and leave the factory air in.

    Happy to send another to a Grateful Aussie if I order one I assume.
     
  10. AAM197

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    I use to get my packages from Stateside in a matter of eight days. I have even received them within four days here in Germany. For some strange reason which I cannot explain, my parcels have been taking up to seven to eight weeks from a seller or from a friend and this all started back in Dec of last year. I even waited as long as two months on a Package from Chuck at FRT. Its not the sender, it the postal system.
     
  11. nd-rails

    nd-rails TrainBoard Member

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  12. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    Curious, did this project peter out, since the last batch aren't sold? Wondering if the forum has a sponsor, that might help sell the rest of the Missouri cars, to help move this along? Otherwise, ah well, it was an idea.
     
  13. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Marty, I believe the number that was sold passed the "break even" point, but hopefully some more will continue to find good homes. And looking back at the level of interest that was generated, and the amount of discussion that went on before the cars were even produced, I'd say that makes it a winner.
     
  14. glennac

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    What ever happened to the next that was bandied about - a tank car was it? Haven't seen any further mention of it since the Spring/Summer.
     
  15. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Stay tuned. We will do another special run this Spring.

    Charlie :)
     
  16. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    Charlie.... don't tease me. :) hopefully shipping is less interesting, for you next run.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  17. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    I am in Charlie, Mike
     
  18. crclass

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    I am fairly new as far as knowledge goes, so I am sorry for sounding dumb on this. I converted a bunch of atalas rolling stock to MT trucks. Really liked the looks of the couplers. Now I get my special run cars and they just blow me away. The trucks look awesome the wheels are not pizza cutters and the car rolls so smoothly I can tell where my track is slightly out of level. Now I want to convert everything to the low profile wheels as I am switching to C55 track. What's the trick to getting the performance of the MT special run car and which trucks would I need to order?
     
  19. jdetray

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    If you wish, you can keep the same trucks but replace the wheels with lower profile wheelsets. If you buy replacement wheelsets in large quantities, the cost works out to between $0.40 and $1.20 per car, depending on which aftermarket wheels you buy.

    - Jeff
     
  20. crclass

    crclass TrainBoard Member

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    Had to do it!

    I am not a rivet counter and I certainly don't care that this is not a modern era car behind my BNSF C44-9w. No body that looks at my layout (if you can call it that) will know the difference. I'm in for 4 more and the same time I did that i see someone else must have bought one as the count increased by 5!
     

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