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Re: PC: Re: Stewart's Alco C628
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: Stewart's Alco C628
- From: "Bill K." <pontiac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 22:18:46 -0500
One way to save is to buy your Athearn in bulk, piecemeal. The
driveshatfts and things are cheap that way - my SD60M I saved on the cost
of the tunnel motor by buying 6 of the long driveshafts for like $1.50.
I've not tried to peicemeal price components since the prices went up,
though. Plus I got lucky and got a great can motor for $8 from some kid
who didn't know better, so I put that in the SD60 instead of the Athearn
GP35 he had it in.
> From: Garrett Rea <glrea -AT- earthlink.net>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: Re: Stewart's Alco C628
> Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 2:42 PM
> Comparatively to build a
> >Rail Power SD90MAC up as nice as some of the recent modeling articles
> >be talking $90 or so, or more with an Overland chassis.
> Have that now in an undec, unfinished, no lights, no windows, RPP SD40
> sitting on my bench as I type this. $23 for shell/chassis, $33 A-line
> motor, $20 Athern F45, $5 for lead motor cradle, $9 for sideframes, and a
> box full of little $1-$5 dollar detail packs. Painter quoted me $25-30
> shoot it, no decals, no weathering, just black.
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