Athearn HO "Fantasy" C44-9W
I have deleted the original poll because I wanted to add the caveat concerning precedent over other already requested products. For those of you that voted you will need to vote again.
Should I request Athearn to produce a "Fantasy" C44-9W locomotive and would you consider buying one? If they follow suit the MSRP would probably be in the $119.95 range.
As a matter of reference they have produced these for several other Fallen Flag railroads including the Rock Island and the Western Maryland.
I am going to offer 3 choices in the poll. I am leaving the option of taking a wait and see attitude with a Yes answer but only if producing it doesn't take precedent over other Athearn projects already requested (i.e. Genesis GP7. RTR SW1500 and SD45). Of course the matter of a color scheme comes into play meaning should it be B&Y or O&W. If there is enough positive response, I would consider having someone on the loop submit ideas for both and then submit them to Athearn.
Bottom line, if produced we want this to sell!
Modeling a small segment of the Wichita Sub-Division, circa. 1980, in HO called the
"River City Railroad & Amusement Co."