Normality has returned to eBay.
This isn't as outrageous as some of the others. I paid $10 for one of these at a train show this spring. This seller wants $35 plus $5.90 shipping!
"N", the Normal scale!
I see the custom NS is now at $560 with 2 bidders. Ones got a red star with score of 1655, and the other a 'newbie' with 0. That'll be an interesting contest. Experience against "wet behind the ears"
Those two gevos were $4050 and $2000 for a little bit, but must have been a typo that the bidde, seller, and eBay worked out. I'm not sure if everyone writing on this thread was aware of that. That was why there was the flurry of posts.
I don't see why people would bid that much.... They're not even correct! The heritage GEVOs with the exception of the Monongahela unit are all current production GEVOs which have a lot of differences (like how the nose door is now on the engineer's side). Anyone can slap a heritage scheme on anything and call it a heritage unit. If people want foobies like that, Athearn is painting up some AC4000s in those paint schemes and will be selling them for $100.
Eric from Boston, MA. Modeling Norfolk Southern and Pan Am Railways.
I don't disagree w you, and I think ultimately IM will beat them to the newer versions of the gevos. But there is a video by MRH hobbyist mag released the other day on YouTube where the interview the vp of product development at Athearn where he alludes to the tower 55 retool after mentioning the ac4400 foobies.
As far as "foobies" are concerned, Intermountain is also getting in on it by releasing the ES44AC in "Fallen Flag" schemes because there is a demand for them. Is that not just "cashing in" as well?
The truth is that this is MODEL railroading and a lot of us don't care if something is 100% prototypical down to the last nut and bolt so long as we personally like it and want to have it.