$80 x four issues? I could do some serious damage in styrene for that kind of money...
As a "recovered" model railroader (well, I still "dabble" in it occasionally), I'd really caution folks about buying this set at all-- it's most likely a poor quality set manufactured in China. The Bradford Exchange is one of those "collectors market companies" that markets all kinds of "stuff" for unsuspecting folks as "investment quality items" with correspondingly huge marked up prices. Considering this train never existed in reality-- I'm trying to figure out what they are "commemorating" with it. Frankly, you could buy this set at a lower price point elsewhere, or buy the components in the Walthers catalog (the premier model RR distributor in the country) for about the price of a single installment, and paint them yourself. I'm not trying to discourage folks from collecting, I just agree with you that your money can be spent wisely elsewhere. In fact, I think I've seen this very same set offered for much lower prices over the years.