The public actually appears to adore these rebuilding posts. I’ve had an incredible quantity of hits to my Millenium Falcon rebuild and fairly a few to the Cafe Corner one. Recently it was requested that I do a breakdown of how you can construct the Santa Fe Super Chief on a budget. Request granted!
I’d not have chosen this set myself since it’s pretty low on Bricklink’s most needed list. In truth, it is not even ON the record! The Green Grocer needs to be the following one I do. The Emerald Night is the primary practice on that record and that one is in regards to the 20th one down. But let’s take a look and see what sort of financial savings might be had!
As earlier than, crank up the gerbils and open Brickstock. Load the stock for set 10020-1, NOT the Limited Edition. Right there we saved $25 for a used full one. For reference, a used one prices $200. Ctrl-A, Ctrl-G to get the value information information for all elements. Sort by worth, highest first. Go to the underside and delete all of the counterparts. They don’t have any worth information which suggests none have bought within the final 6 months. They’re all stickered elements that already happen on this record as elements plus the sticker sheet. Head again as much as the highest.
Ctrl-A to pick out all of the elements. On the left higher aspect I present that every one elements are $368 in new situation. Change situation to used and you’ll scale back the value to $212. So far, not good. We would possibly as properly purchase a used one. I will preserve the situation as used since most of the previous gentle gray and darkish gray elements might be fairly costly in any other case. We’ll take a look at for swapping them to the newer greys afterward.
The most costly merchandise is the sticker sheet. Strike this for over $17. Next is a panel with a porthole window. Unfortunately it’s painted gentle gray so recoloring the practice will not be doable with out wanting off. There aren’t any different variations of this piece accessible.
The minifigs are every underneath $2. Striking them does not assist a lot. Below this isn’t a lot level in altering items; they’re all low price anyway. We’ve gotten all the way down to $195. Add the assumed 12% for delivery and also you’re virtually $220. Might as properly purchase full.
So what if we recolor the practice barely? Arrange by shade. Select and alter all of the Light Grey to Light Bluish Grey and all of the Dark Grey to Dark Bluish Grey. Hit Ctrl-A, Ctrl-G to reprice the gadgets. Total is available in at $164 and that is assuming that each piece is accessible in its up to date shade. Two doorways, a embellished slope, and that previous chunky SNOT brick are actually not.
As I am not a trainhead, I am unable to give suggestions for reconfiguring the bogies or rejiggering the practice base by utilizing a number of different items or updating the couplings. Unless you already personal a bunch of older practice elements, I’d say that you’re higher off buying this set full then you’re piecing it collectively.
So, request granted?