Hi all I must be one lucky person. By pure luck I was on MTH's FB a few days ago and saw an article about a version of the NS being released. Someone commented that they should re-release the Premier DAP version. So MTH commented that they should look at the MTH website to see if a dealer has it in stock. But everyone knows that it has long been a very hard item to find and very sought after. So I decided to look at MTH website and low and behold a dealer had it in stock. I couldn't believe...
Congrats on a great find, borderman01. I love to hear stories like this one! Just goes to prove not everyone is out to gouge fellow toy train enthusiasts in the market for "hot items". MSRP would be well-worth it for a lovely set like that. Now... to search for the "extra add-ons" that go with it!!! I think there were 9 or 10 passenger cars catalog'd in all. Enjoy!!! David
The MTH NS DAP set in one of my prize set in my collection. Now if I can only find the Full Vista Dome "Deleware" to complete my set I'll be happy! It would be nice if MTH did a special run of the Buena Vista with the correct theater rear glass!! I would get this car in both Southern and NS paint scheme.
I have the complete DAP set. Paint came off two of the cars. Small flecks approximately 1/4"x1/2". Right near the car name plate (side panel) on one car, and off the roof on another. In other words, one tuscan and one black area. I do run them, but am very careful handling them, and there are no obstructions on my layout. Never found the paint flecks, and so far, no other paint has come loose. I haven't heard any other incidents of this nature. Stack
I did check over the paint when I did receive and didnt find any flaking or issues with the paint. Thanksfully. I do and will handle them with extra care. Now I am just waiting for the 5 car set to come in. Just very grateful to be able to own a set.
Smoke Stack Lightnin, Not to long ago guys were talking about the small percent of the paint issues with this set. It was mentioned that MTH replaced some shells. One guy thought that it was too long since the release to get replacements, but found out MTH still had some. It might be worth a call as it is possible they have some left.
All I just saw this on ebay. There is a DAP ABA set for sale. But it has the paint flake/chip issue and on top of that it seems the owner tried to paint over it. Wow. What a mess. When I saw this I cringed.
My "B" unit is flaking. I called MTH to get a replacement and they wanted me to pay to get it repainted!! The "B" unit that is flaking is the extra "B" unit, not the one that comes with the A-B-A set...............Rogerw.
Originally Posted by borderman01: All I just saw this on ebay. There is a DAP ABA set for sale. But it has the paint flake/chip issue and on top of that it seems the owner tried to paint over it. Wow. What a mess. When I saw this I cringed. He is asking a lot for a set that is flawed. I wonder if it will sell for his asking price or if he will have to come down.
I do not believe he will get what he is asking especially with that bad paint fix but all the cracks you can see. I know if my set was cracking and chipping like that I would pay extra for MTH to fix IMHO.
Originally Posted by borderman01: All I just saw this on ebay. There is a DAP ABA set for sale. But it has the paint flake/chip issue and on top of that it seems the owner tried to paint over it. Wow. What a mess. When I saw this I cringed. When will people learn??? The ENTIRE set (including all locomotive units and all passenger cars) MSRP'd out to $1700 or so, as I recall. Now someone is trying to sell "just" the ABA with paint flaws AND a poor attempt at fixing the flaws for a shade under...
To clarify, the DAP set was Premier, not RailKing. The RailKing set was released at a later time and was not associated with MTH's DAP program. This makes the RailKing set a little easier to find. The Premier DAP set had scale F7 engines with scale details including the second B-unit. The RailKing set had engines based on Lionel's Postwar F3s except that a few minor details had been upgraded when MTH did the redesign several years before. The second B-unit was not offered. Both sets had cars...
Thanks for the reply. Do you happen to know the product numbers. Did MTH use a 30 prefix for the scale ones on the DAP set. I see the sets for sale have the B units but use what I would call a Rail King 30 prefix in the number. Thanks Buzz
The RailKing set was just an A-B-A. The Premier DAP set was an A-B-A plus an extra B-unit to make the A-B-B-A set that NS usually runs for that train. MTH used a special numbering system using the 20-8000 X (the X being a different number each year) for the DAP program. It did not matter if the item was RailKing or otherwise. It got a 20- number. In 2009, MTH stopped that pattern and gave everything in the DAP program a normal item number that corresponded with the product line where it...
I would like to know more about them. Were they just done in Rail King. 30-2993-1, are they scale size, was there a paint issue, are they as rare as originally posted. They look great in photos, but how are the details. I see them on the...
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