Great Northern fanatic
Does anyone know if there are models of the MK1200G in HO scale? Also, do any companies other than TOWER 55, such as Athearn, Bachman, Walthers, ect..., plan to make models of GE Evolution series locomotives or EMD SD70ACe?
plastice GEVO's & ACe's are made in plastic by tower55, but they are so expensive ($259 for a standard, non-DCC, no sound locomotive) that I was hoping that someone like athearn or walthers would do it.RCH said:I think Overland made models of the MK1200 in brass, but it's never been done in plastic.
I have not heard of any plastic GEVOs or ACes on the horizon.
Why the heck does Tower55 over-price their models so much?RCH said:Well, I don't consider the Tower 55 stuff to be plastic, even though it is. Like you say, it's so over-priced it may as well be brass. And the sad part is, it's not that good, based on the photos I've seen. Good, but not two-hundred-fifty bucks good...
Do you think if another company started making GEVO's & ACe's that it would drive the price down due to competion?jbaakko said:Tower 55's prices WILL drop once they begome proven, they'll prolly stick steady around $200, they have more resources then BLI does. Its more a "price for quality" thing, like BLI, supposedly, but I think they could d*** well charge less.
Nope. Think of it in other ways, when BLI released the SD40-2 did all the rest go up? Its rare they'd move, at least as I've seen so far.Empire Builder said:Do you think if another company started making GEVO's & ACe's that it would drive the price down due to competion?
Athearn or Atlas would be great! If you feel that way, you should e-mail them. I have! If everyone that felt that way, would e-mail Athearn I believe we would get their attention.Empire Builder said:I think that Athearn should start making GEVO's & ACe's.
I agree! I see what you mean about paying $259 for a non-sound, non-DCC loco!nsfantodd said:Athearn or Atlas would be great! .
My main problem with Tower 55 is the price of the non-sound units. I have a hard time coughing up $200 bucks at one time. I can buy a very nice Atlas or Athearn unit for around $100 bucks and then add sound and extras details as I can afford.
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