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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Accucraft Dora   Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:14 am

I came across this on eBay tonight. $395.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACCUCRAFT-1-20-3-AC77-101-DORA-FREELANCE-0-4-0-BLACK-LIVE-STEAM-PRE-ORDER-/281046498955?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item416fad3e8b

I am sorely tempted.
http://www.accucraft.com/modelc/AC77-101-C.htm#page=page-1

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Accucraft Dora   Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:25 am

Not so sure now; I just spotted this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACCUCRAFT-1-32-AL97-101-PENNSYLVANIA-T1-4-4-4-4-ALCOHOL-FIRED-LIVE-STEAM-NEW-/271138369635?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item3f211b3063

The T-1 has been a favorite steamer of mine for many years. It is a few dollars more, though, and it's the wrong scale. C'est la vie.

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Accucraft Dora   Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:09 am

Bill, I would go for the little Dora anytime. It's a lovely engine, goes better with the railbus and you could buy 15 of them and still have some spare left compared with the T1. And you don't need to buy new rolling stock for it to haul..

Than again, you don't have to wait for the T1 to be produced...

lol!

How about that other steamer you are (were?) on the waiting list for? I thought it was a Bellflower Live Steam Cricket? Or am I wrong?

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Accucraft Dora   Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:09 pm

The T1 is at best a dream. I honestly can't see myself putting down $5000 on a model train.

Apparently Westminster (the guy who was making the Cricket) sold the rights to Bellflower, and I have no idea what the production schedule is like, although I see Bellflower has resumed production. I do not know if Bellflower is honoring the old wait list. I'll have to send an email and ask.

Although I still like the Cricket, given the history of ownership and the on again off again production, I'm a bit hesitant to sink $1000 into one.

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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Accucraft Dora   Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:17 pm

And only $59 shipped to France

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Accucraft Dora   Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:23 pm

Well, I pulled the trigger yesterday. I "bought" a Dora. Actually, I committed to buy one when they come, which is now estimated for April-May, although I hear Accucraft US has a rubber calendar.

I did contact Bellflower about the Cricket, and they said they could build me one in about a month's time, but I'm still a bit hesitant given the history. Besides, at $400, the Dora seems a better way to "get my feet wet" in live steam.

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Accucraft Dora   Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:00 pm

Got a Dora on orda too. It looks as though it will be the victim of many well-intentioned kit-bashing and whatsit- building rebuilds. I could just imagine a little steam railcar ...
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Accucraft Dora   Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:49 pm

Yup.

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