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Warning, heads up for MDC G scale line

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Warning, heads up for MDC G scale line
Posted by vsmith on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 5:11 PM
Heads up, everyone...

MDC has posted 50% price reductions on their G scale Big Hustler and powered Speeders. You have to order direct from MDC.

This is usually a warning sign that the line is being discontinued. I am giving everyone a heads up if they are interested in getting these, I havent heard anything about the model being discontinued. Chances are they could just be re-tooling for a new improved model but I just placed an order for 2 hustlers and 2 speeders. I'm not taking that chance.

To Rene, whats the word about this from MDC? have you heard anything?

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Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 8:36 AM
Hi,

No, I haven't heard anything about them. I looked up MDC on Model Railroader's master company list (an internal document we use here), and sure enough, they're still around and listed.

Some of the G scale stuff has been out for 8-10 years, so I guess it's not surprising they would clearance some of it out. Wish I could tell you more.

Rene

Rene Schweitzer

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Posted by vsmith on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 10:48 AM
Thats a possibility that they are clearing old inventory.

If they are, its a SCREAMING GOOD DEAL, the Big Hustler kit is now about $30.00 !!!

I checked out Walthers and they still are listing the kits at full price of $65.00 !!! No changes to there HO or N offerings . My concern is that they might be pulling out of G scale to concentrate on HO and N. Either way had to jump on the opportunity, 50% off is something you dont ignore.

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Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:58 AM
Yeah, it is a great deal. Just be sure to get enough of everything you'd like. . .cuz it may be your only chance. *grin*

BTW, their web site is www.mdcroundhouse.com

Rene Schweitzer

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