Yeah, but I am assuming that DP’s won’t come with DCC and sound and they won’t be weathered, either. Also, in comparison with the Blackstone versions (none of which include 487), my Overland 487 is filled with lead and will pull!!! (I also have 486 and 488 - filled with Cerobend) Right now I am converting all three to Tsunami 1100 decoders with sugar cube speakers in the fire boxes. All 3 will easily pull 40 cars at the Slim Gauge Guild in Pasadena. Fun!
I have an order in for a Blackstone K-36. But that was more than 2 years ago. And they still haven’t, from what I can tell, gone much beyond a 3D model. And, while tempted to order a DP, the $2,200 price tag is beyond my tolerance. So maybe I wait. Time will tell. No matter what, the brass versions will be more detailed and pull much better.
I'll bet painting/weathering alone will add $500 to $750 to the cost of the brass locomotive.
Add another $450 to $500 for DCC and sound.
San Antonio, Texas
Or wait (?) for the Blackstone K36, with Tsunami2 DCC and sound, at probably $500 to $600.
Not sure about cheaper than DP but always available http://www.i-sng.com/inventory/product?prod=hon3_brass_overland_d7rgw_k-36%2C_unpainted_
Custom painting and DCC install would add another $5-600 I would guess
On Tue, 9/11/18, Jim Spencer <trainmanjs@...> wrote:
Subject: Re: [HOn3] K-36 #487 in HOn3
Cc: "Jim Spencer" <trainmanjs@...>
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 12:47 PM
most accurate and best model done to date is the Overland
487 done in the late 1980s. They did 486, 487, and
would be vastly cheaper than the upcoming DPs, more than
$1,000 less. Jim
On Sep 11, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Jim Betz
Just joined the group today.
I'm interested in acquiring the subject model.
Preferably painted with
DCC and sound - but will consider any model that
correctly represents #487
(or very close to it).
I've been searching the web for
possible copies and haven't found any
(at this time). I've been told
that the Westsides are the best in terms of
both running and detail (other than
the Division Points).
Yes, I know about the DPs - but
their website is pretty light on details
such as whether or not they come with
sound, what decoder, etc.
And it appears that they are $2300
(correct?). Not sure I'll pop for
that much because I don't expect
to get much use out of it ... and,
yes, I will run it!
- Jim B.
Spencer, Architect, AIA trainmanjs@...
James G. Spencer, Architect, AIA