@GG1 4877 posted:
The answer is, "it varies". To sell the E60 at the price point Scott had it at, it would have taken about 350 units. As unit count goes down price obviously goes up. At 60 units the E60 almost could have been run in brass, but I'd hate to try and even guess the price point with the current market in general. Brass runs usually are successful between 75 and 100 units. Ideally a plastic run diesel would want to be in the 500 unit range.
Thank you very much for the explanation, and I wouldn't be surprised if Scott will pop onto this thread at some point to further explain things. Yeah, I'm definitely disappointed, and I did put in a reservation for the E-60 about a month ago. Looks like the journey to having a scale version of this locomotive is gonna keep on going...
But the Amfleets are a major step in the right direction. Can't have the passenger train without the passenger cars.