Well, you've one-upped me, the price of the special run of the Strasburg 10-Wheeler at Nicholas Smith was indeed $700. I also have the METCA special PRR run, it was also $700.
Did you buy the last run from last year or a few years ago. They have done the ten wheelers many times. I have a TMCC and 2 Legacy engines all from different years and prior to this last one. That likely explains the price difference.The price of the 10 Wheelers is $599 not $700.
And yes I like making a profit once in a while but I still enjoy the hobby. So, if I picked up three of the 10 Wheelers for $600 each and resold them two years later for around a grand that does not make me a bad person and I’m not the only one on this forum that likes to make a profit in the hobby.
Nassau Hobbies has the best price at $599 but requires a non-refundable deposit of 10%. Several others are offering them for $675 with no deposit required. Mario’s trains is offering $675 shipped free.Well, you've one-upped me, the price of the special run of the Strasburg 10-Wheeler at Nicholas Smith was indeed $700. I also have the METCA special PRR run, it was also $700.
Yes, I bought the Legacy H10 coal hauler set and the Legacy Long Island and Western Pennsylvania versions. I think they were in the 2019 V1 catalog. I sold off the LI and the PRR version from the set and then sold off the rolling stock from the set.Did you buy the last run from last year or a few years ago. They have done the ten wheelers many times. I have a TMCC and 2 Legacy engines all from different years and prior to this last one. That likely explains the price difference.
Personally, I'm no fan of those Weaver head-end cars. The interiors are awful when you peer in, and I promptly shipped the Lionel versions from Weaver tooling back to the dealer. They weren't worth the original price -- much less the newly doubled prices. Enthusiasts are their own worst enemy for buying this crap.... Can’t blame her though. She has done the same with the Weaver 60’ head end cars. Those used to go for 60 bucks at York. Now the price has at least doubled. ...
I can't guess the number of people out there that are fine with these new prices. Has to be a number that is very small. Not even looking at the Strasburg - how about over $150 for a caboose? Not something I am ever, ever, going to consider.
That is part of the issue. The forum community is a small part of the buying hobby. We can only guess at the number they will sell. Me? I must get back on a budget. I dropped $3500 on MTH's last 2 catalogs. Some of those Rail King items I have already sold at a loss. I'm not a good seller.
I have no idea what this Strasburg steamer is but I have seen a few forum members discuss it vigorously. It must be an "in demand" steam locomotive. I used to be in the old car hobby. Local festivals were filled with salt and pepper haired retirees with muscle cars that they just "plugged and played".
So do we not know if there is an equal number - in the hundreds of thousands - of O Scale geeks with retirement money to burn?