Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rockislandmike, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Well, after receiving an additional $100C from my in-laws for my birthday on Wednesday night, I decided to take the plunge.

    This morning I confirmed my reservation (and sent in $300C as a deposit) for an Overland GP40X in the Santa Fe blue/yellow scheme - my first brass locomotive.

    While many think this is nuts (and I'm sure my wife would), I thought one brass locomotive would be a nice showpiece for the layout - and it made more sense to have a road unit than my other option, which was the Rock Island C415 (red/yellow).

    Since it won't be ready for almost a year, it also gives me plenty of time to chip away at the total cost, a little bit every month.
  2. John Sneed

    John Sneed Member

    I have to ask. Why does it take a year for delvery,and if you don't mind my asking,what did it cost? I keep hinting to my wife that I would like a brass engine.She looks at the price and tells to dream on.Oh well. John
  3. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    John, the reason it's gonna take a year is that it's an advance order. Overland's not gonna produce it for a year or so; they do that with almost all of their units so they can see how many they should produce.

    My local hobby shop wanted $742US for the unit (that's Overland's MSRP $781 less 5% discount). However, I shopped around and found it at Canadian Model Trains ( for only $640US. I asked about the company on Atlas, and got rave reviews from Canadians and Americans.
  4. John Sneed

    John Sneed Member

    I'am full of envy of you.I love to have a brass engine. One of these days....I would like to see it when you get it. John

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