@Trinity River Bottoms Boomer posted:
Hey guys, perhaps the Santa Fe truck is over stocked at Menards and the promotion is a way to reduce the inventory? One way a modeler can make the most out of this free give away is make it a flat car load as if it is being delivered to the AT&SF motor fleet. This also explains away the reason you may already own several. How about a train with six or more enroute to their final destination to be placed in service?
Otherwise, it can also make the perfect birthday gift to give to a young O gauge model railroader or wait until the holiday season, which afterall, isn't that far away now.
You may be right that particular truck is overstocked and that is the reason it is being offered, but that doesn't solve my problem - only Menard's. And it really isn't helping Menard's in my case because I'd be placing an order for more merchandise if I could select a different truck(s).
The reason I have so many of the same truck is because I placed a large order for several different items - buildings, rolling stock, etc. at the same time - and each came with the same free truck. I have already given many away to friends, relatives and fellow train enthusiasts.
I do like your idea about the flatcar. However, I'll probably order the flatcar from Menards and end up with another truck I don't need.