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Orion VIII was kind enough to purchase the limited edition Greyhound 1964 World's Fair new look by Rapido from CVRCO in Mississauga, ON. $69.95 + tx and to date still available online

 

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On ‎1‎/‎12‎/‎2010 at 1:04 AM, 63 Ossington said:

A TTC Corgi 4549 went for $441 USD! :lol: (Approximately $456.15 CAD!) That is in the St.Petersburg model ballpark!

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIt...em=190360211280 The highest I've seen one of these go for was about $180 or so.

One of the only St.Petersburg dealers I know of. Never dealt with them. Seems as if they jacked up prices again. And the TTC CLRV/ALRV's are no longer available. http://www3.telus.net/trolleybus/Pricing.html#133 They do have some upcoming new PCC releases though.

After a long hiatus, I made a trip to Hobby Junction Express in Dorval, QC and decided to treat myself to a few buses. First of all, I finally bought my first streetcar (TTC Corgi 4549) and believe me that I did not pay the above price... how about the highway robbery price of $89.95? And to think that this mint condition jewel (#927/1600) was just sitting collecting dust. For good measure, I also bought another Corgi, Yellow Coach 743, Grey Coach Lines of Canada (Destination Toronto) for $49.95 (#392/1400).

On ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2010 at 3:16 PM, 63 Ossington said:

Has anyone ever dealt with these guys? If I'm not mistaken, those are GM Old Looks.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NIB-N-Wheels-of-Time-90...=item5ad65d5610

Hard to believe that over 8 years later, N scale Macks were still readily available at Hobby Junction Express, at steeply discounted prices! Most of my existing collection of Wheels of Time buses were bought from Hobby Junction as well as Credit Valley Railway Company. Long before the heady days of Rapido Trains making bus models, we smacked our lips to Montreal and Toronto Mack buses and paid premium prices for the luxury. The range of pricing was 21.50 (CV) - 26.95 (CV) - 29.95 (HJ) - 31.95 (CV). Today, I was able to get 90670 Yonkers Transit Corp #159, 90676 Boston MTA #2275, and 90716 Railroad Maintenance-of-Way Bus for the rock bottom price of $17.95 each, marked down from the laughable price of $35.95! I say laughable because not even at the peak of their popularity did we ever pay that much for those buses and particularly this scale. Also available were buses in liveries for Kansas City, San Francisco, and Cleveland. What I bought today differed slightly with regard to the packaging compared to the initial run of CTM and TTC buses that I originally bought. A quick Google search confirmed that there was clearly more than one run of these buses: http://www.wheelsotime.com/transit-coach/

It deserves to be said that MSRP was $25.95. The exchange rate was a little better back then, but I still feel sheepish paying more than I probably should have back then.

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Great news guys! Modeltrainstuff.com has a great sale on Rapido buses. You can get standard models for as low as $29.99 US, which is a savings of $20 from the regular price. Deluxe models range anywhere from $49.99 US to $53.99 (regular price $69.99). Thanks to a tip from my friend Orion VIII, I was able to complete my set. I now have at least one bus from each company in their first production of buses. I am so happy! I do have some regret about not buying the Greyhound World's Fair bus from them as $29.99 US is a very reasonable price... I paid almost $70 from CVRCO.

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Rapido Trains has unveiled a second issue of New Looks exclusive to the STM boutique, this time in Lucien-L'Allier brown (14-013, 14-045, 15-018, 15-039, 15-061)as well as the usual Mediterranean blue (17-006, 17-025, 18-042, 18-077, 18-093). Pricing is similar to last time ie 64.95 for standard and 84.99 for deluxe, all prices CAD. Visit https://www.boutiquestm.com/fc/modeles/

 

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Sorry to barge in on all the classic/corgi models, just thought I’d share my latest purchases, first in a long time. Bought 3 buses from a shop in Germany; they’re made by a company called Reitze and they’re hella nice. It’s hard to find them for a reasonable price, as a lot of shops vary greatly on pricing for similar models, but if you can find one at a good deal, I’d take it. 

First one is a standard Citaro C2. Second is a Citaro C2 G (artic) and the last is the MAN Lions city. The artic in particular is quite nice in comparison to other models I’ve had. The joint is very flexible and moves up and down freely, and will turn to full lock. Also pretty neat is the articulation in the axles, though that’s probably not intentional haha

 

 

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What is the pricing, please?

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