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Wed Jul 4 17:19:57 EDT 2018
I haven't been reading every post in this thread, but it seems many are suggesting the Athearn Genesis GP9's in N&W tuscan and blue are sold out. While they may be at Athearn, there are still stores, both online and brick and mortar, who have them for sale.
For what it's worth, I think a quick sell out is a good thing in a way, because it will show Athearn there is demand for more. Perhaps the second run of Redbirds will be phase II, as they were all phase III this time. Blue was offered in phase II and III.
---- NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> I remember the Athearn announcement from over a year ago and at the time
> I called my favorite dealer, who said he does not carry the line because
> the distributor will not sell to a trains only store in this region.
> They want to sell to full line hobby shops. So I called my second fav
> and he pre-ordered one of the Redbirds for me. Unfortunately, he went
> out of business in January. I was able to find one on E-Bay and it is
> supposed to arrive on Friday. I saw the original announcement that was
> sent to Athearn e-mail recipients (those who have signed up). The fact
> that so many folks want both the red and blue versions, and the fact
> that so many of us want black versions, as well, should prompt Athearn
> to build more N&W models.
> The question I have is "Are they aware of the demand?" They would be if
> they were members of our society. We have an ongoing discussion about
> getting more members and sponsoring new members. Why don't we include
> manufacturers? I would be willing to contribute to a fund that would
> sponsor manufacturers' memberships. I suspect that many of the
> manufacturers have seen "The Arrow" once or twice, already. Since our
> MAT already have a fair number of contacts with the people who make
> decisions at the model manufacturers, copies of our fantastic magazine
> and model related e-mails should be made available to them regularly.
> The more info they have from us, the more they will think about us (like
> that song you can't get out of your head). I know that "The Arrow" is
> expensive to produce, and it is a really high end product that says a
> lot about the membership, so I think it would go a long way in
> impressing manufacturers about the loyalty and interest of N&W and
> Virginian members.
> Walter Davis
> Wishing someone would make some K's,
> Modeling N&W and Virginian in Youngsville, NC
> On 7/3/2018 9:02 PM, NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List wrote:
> > We were all taken by surprise to some degree. I never saw the Athearn
> > announcement and the Society, if they mentioned it, wasn't very
> > specific about it.
> > I ordered one on Friday from a feebay seller and the order got screwed
> > up. Naturally feebay customer service said it was up to me contacting
> > the seller and dropped it on me. The seller didn't respond until noon
> > today so I lost out on the several sellers that were listing them.
> > Kleins was sold out last Friday. Some folks said they had them but you
> > need to read the # in stock at the bottom of each item with Friday
> > said "0" in stock on all Tuscan Red units.
> > Oh well, I guess if I can live with the real Redbirds being gone I can
> > live with my models also being gone too!
> > Roger Huber
> > Deer Creek Locomotive Works
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