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I wonder how well these will pull? Are they going to be a small switchers equal with weight added, or will they have the staying power of a weak handcar/trolley and cook motors if you pull anything substantial?

Maybe double/triple headed?

  Is there maybe something like an unpowered "Hump-T/Dummy -T" car ? ( )

The concept might allow a very small loco, or odd shaped locos (compressed air/mine locos, a low calf unit, etc,) with a very small or no motor in the loco/tender, being pushed along.

WOO HOO! Another WbB product that will see maybe two runs then get discontinued and you'll have no chance of getting parts for. Just what we all want!

I hate to be the turd in the punch bowl, but I gotta call it like I see it. For those of you that want it, nothing personal, I hope you all really enjoy it.

Right on Mike D!  A total waste of $$$ in my opinion, which isn't worth two cents in Century 21.  Gads, what a thought...

...however, if you just gotta run an egg train, why not scratch build a whole fleet using plastic eggs?  They come in all sizes too,  which means even the Z scale modelers can have fun fun fun running them on his or her pike as well!

 
@Mike D posted:

WOO HOO! Another WbB product that will see maybe two runs then get discontinued and you'll have no chance of getting parts for. Just what we all want!

I hate to be the turd in the punch bowl, but I gotta call it like I see it. For those of you that want it, nothing personal, I hope you all really enjoy it.

Agree 100%.  It’s a cute novelty and all, but the Williams line has so much potential that’s being ignored by Bachmann.  Look at their GP30- a locomotive that was owned by many railroads over the years, yet was offered in what, 6 paint schemes?  I would have bought a Conrail version in a heartbeat. 

Oh well.

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@rplst8 posted:

I have to be honest, when I saw that mentioned on the virtual train show a few weeks back my first thought was.  What? Why? Is this a joke?

 

I still feel that way.

 

Agreed. Seems like they just took the easiest design of another item they already produce in other scales. 

Hopefully WBB cancels this item for their own good. If not I expect we’ll see these at blow out prices. It’s like the Peter Witt Trolley - $229 retail price but being given away at $89. Where’s the margin in that? 

@Mike D posted:

WOO HOO! Another WbB product that will see maybe two runs then get discontinued and you'll have no chance of getting parts for. Just what we all want!

I hate to be the turd in the punch bowl, but I gotta call it like I see it. For those of you that want it, nothing personal, I hope you all really enjoy it.

Couldn't agree more.  And mind you, this is the only new product from them in O gauge.  I don't understand their thought process, not with the tooling they have at their disposal and so many road names they could be producing.  If they're not making money on O gauge and all they can offer is an egg, the decent thing to do would be for them to simply announce they're giving up on Williams.

IMO, part of the problem with much of the WBB stuff is the MSRP.  I've bought several of their engines from Trainworld, sometimes at York and sometimes online. and been very happy with them.  Getting a conventional diesel for around $150 or a steamer for +/- $250 is a great deal for a runner, especially for taking to train shows.  When they announce MSRP that's 75% of a Lionel or MTH engine (with more detail and command control), it kills the interest.   

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