Sure Enough Rich!!!! I have NEVER bought anything new trainwise in my LIFE yet!!!,and I don't plan to anytime soon.I just ain't got it like that to spend on a HOBBY,even though I enjoy it MORE than anything in life!!!
Figuring out the problems, restoring the exteriors, hunting down those missing trim parts, IS the fun part for me,besides running the daylights out of them of course!!!!
And when I do see something new come out that is cool,I know if I WAIT a YEAR or two,I can get it for HALF the PRE-Order price.Whoever thought you'd have to pre-order a train anyways??
One thing is for sure,that Zephyr is an Awesome Train.both in real life,and the models of it.It made people line up just to get a glimpse of it,as it ROARED through the country setting speed records for the time.
112 MPH is MOVIN'!!!!!And that stainless steel exterior,wow!!!!How far ahead of it's time it truly was.I bought this one originally to resell,and make a few bucks to buy other trains,but once it got home,and started Cleaning up so nice,FOR SURE it will be in my modest collection for awhile. I love ALL of the streamliners,to me,they were the COOLEST trains ever produced.
I work as a truck driver,and you'd think I would have a few hundred a month to blow on trains,but like every other occupation, they have forced the wages down so far from where they used to be,the10% er's want it all,as the middle class working guy has to find new ways to afford what he wants.
But whatever they do,they will never kill my enjoyment of this hobby,and the few hours per week I get to spend in the train room,where the world they have created does not exsist,and the world I have created does!!!!
The Lord provides what I need,and like I said,many people will never know the thrill of finding that headlight cover, that missing handrail,but kudos to them as well,as the stuff they discard is my treasure to get running again.and bring back perhaps even better to it's original glory.