Big Blow in HO

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Big Blow in HO

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:34 pm

Coming soon, your very own UP Turbine Big Blow! And if you have a couple hundred extra $$ you don't even have to pretend it has curve flange or switch frog sounds!

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Re: Big Blow in HO

Unread postby Ypsi » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:19 am

The product looked almost as insane as the price! :shock: I saw some preview photos and videos for those models and they look awesome. The only thing that's not awesome is the price. However I do think they are on to something with the tiered pricing and detail system.
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Re: Big Blow in HO

Unread postby CSX_CO » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:31 pm

Considering these have only ever been offered in brass, and probably 20 yrs ago at that, the price isn't unreasonable. Especially because I think the brass models retailed for well over $1000 to$1500 in 1990's dollars.
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Re: Big Blow in HO

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:36 pm

CSX_CO wrote:Considering these have only ever been offered in brass, and probably 20 yrs ago at that, the price isn't unreasonable. Especially because I think the brass models retailed for well over $1000 to$1500 in 1990's dollars.

I believe Athearn Genisis had a model of the turbines released a few years back. Not sure if it was the veranda type only or both though.
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Re: Big Blow in HO

Unread postby CSX_CO » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:45 pm

It was the veranda type. Even those listed for $400 to $500, but I think you could find them
For less.
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Re: Big Blow in HO

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:48 pm

CSX_CO wrote:It was the veranda type. Even those listed for $400 to $500, but I think you could find them
For less.

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default ... D=ATH88666

Most recent list price directly from at herb was $169.99 for just the "A" unit. Seems like MTH also did one. eBay is indicating prices from $170 for brass to $500 and up for brass and plastic models.
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