I enjoy looking at the items for sale on Forum sponsor Trainz – trainz.com - and I scroll through the listings for modern O gauge steam and diesel locomotives almost every day. It’s like visiting a train store and looking at what’s on the shelves. Of course, I wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to buy something.
I’ve noticed that there seem to be a lot of diesel B-units for separate sale. This morning, I counted 94 B-units for sale out of a total of 635 modern O gauge diesel locomotives – almost 15 percent of the items in this category. That seems like a large percentage to me and I’m wondering why that is.
Do people not like B-units? Do they sell them because ABA diesel locomotives are too long for their layouts? Are they trying to raise cash for another purchase? Any other reason? What do you think?