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Date: 05/15/23 16:10
Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: Frisco1971

when I called and talked with a major sale rep this
morning. She assured me that she would address the issue
about the Family Lines chiphopper disaster  and have
her manger call me to talk about........
Well, guess what...........NO return phone call.....I guess
Walthers doesn't care about us modelers in the Southeast.
I am sure had the cars been for PRR or Santa Fe  CSXT ... I would
heard back from them......
I guess we will hafe to wait another 4 years again.......



Date: 05/16/23 04:15
Re: not a disaster
Author: Typhoon

Frisco1971 Wrote:
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> Walthers doesn't care about us modelers in the
> Southeast.
> I am sure had the cars been for PRR or Santa Fe 
> CSXT ... I would
> heard back from them......

CSX is pretty big in the Southeast.  



Date: 05/16/23 05:40
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: CO1309

It would be helpful to know what the problem is on these hoppers.  All I see is a bunch of nearly incoherent babble.



Date: 05/16/23 06:51
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: JDLX

This thread is a continuation of another post from a day or two ago about Walthers stiffing his order. Appears Walthers simply misjudged market demand for the SCL road name and apparently left a lot of preorders unfilled.

Jeff Moore
Elko, NV

Posted from iPhone



Date: 05/16/23 07:25
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: sarailfan

JDLX Wrote:
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> This thread is a continuation of another post from
> a day or two ago about Walthers stiffing his
> order. Appears Walthers simply misjudged market
> demand for the SCL road name and apparently left a
> lot of preorders unfilled.
>

Not the first time Walthers has been short on production either, based on reports on this board.

Posted from Android

Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 05/16/23 08:26
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: stevenlsilva

they never have



Date: 05/16/23 08:46
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: ln844south

L&N ha a large fleet of these large Chiphoppers. A few early ones were by Greenville, with the rest by Ortner. Greenville cars make a nice stand in for the Ortner. If they ever did the L&N in different numbers would be nice and I would need several. I pulled a lot of these cars in NW Florida and South Alabama. 

Steve



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/16/23 11:33 by ln844south.



Date: 05/16/23 08:52
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: ts1457

ln844south Wrote:
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> L&N ha a large fleet of these large Chiphoppers. A
> few early ones were by Greenville, with the rest
> by Ortner. Greenville cars make a nice standin for
> the Ortner. If they ever did the L&N in different
> numbers would be nice and I would need several. I
> pulled a lot of those cars in NW Floria and South
> Alabama. 
>
> Steve

Thanks Steve. I was curious about L&N.



Date: 05/16/23 09:38
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: portlander

JDLX Wrote:
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> This thread is a continuation of another post from
> a day or two ago about Walthers stiffing his
> order. Appears Walthers simply misjudged market
> demand for the SCL road name and apparently left a
> lot of preorders unfilled.
>
> Jeff Moore
> Elko, NV
>
> Posted from iPhone

And one need not look far to find it!

 




Date: 05/16/23 10:08
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: tuxedorailfan

I preordered all of my chip hoppers through Lombard hobbies (the day Walthers made the announcement) and recieved all 10. Lombard literyall sold out of all of the others the day they listed them on their website. This is why preordering is important. 

As far as you getting stiffed by your dealer, are you 100% sure you gave them the correct SKU's and specified your amount you wanted? Just seems odd that you only recieved one car but almost eveyone else recieved everything they ordered. 



Date: 05/16/23 11:51
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: dh30973

tuxedorailfan Wrote:
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> I preordered all of my chip hoppers through
> Lombard hobbies (the day Walthers made the
> announcement) and recieved all 10. Lombard
> literyall sold out of all of the others the day
> they listed them on their website. This is why
> preordering is important. 
>
> As far as you getting stiffed by your dealer, are
> you 100% sure you gave them the correct SKU's and
> specified your amount you wanted? Just seems odd
> that you only recieved one car but almost eveyone
> else recieved everything they ordered. 

Are you sure your shop actually placed your order. This would not be the first time a shop screwed up and blamed Walthers. 



Date: 05/16/23 13:13
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: NMlurker

Purely out of spite! My box just arrived from Lombard. The other one I got was the Meridian & Bigbee. This was my first ever pre-order through Lombard and it worked flawlessly.




Date: 05/17/23 13:50
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: tuxedorailfan

> Are you sure your shop actually placed your order.
> This would not be the first time a shop screwed up
> and blamed Walthers. 

Yep. Recieved all 10 of my cars.



Date: 05/17/23 14:48
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: PHall

tuxedorailfan Wrote:
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> > Are you sure your shop actually placed your
> order.
> > This would not be the first time a shop screwed
> up
> > and blamed Walthers. 
>
> Yep. Recieved all 10 of my cars.

I think he was asking the OP of this thread.



Date: 05/17/23 22:52
Re: Walther chiphopper disaster
Author: funnelfan

Well you would think that Walthers would make at least enough cars to fill the pre-orders plus some margin of extras. I would definately call Walthers and try to get the story straight from them. Also, did you pre-order the cars before the ordering deadline, or pre-order after the deadline in hopes there would be enough extras to fill your order?

Ted Curphey
Ontario, OR



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