SV: [FS32NGModelrail] 030 loco
Well, Gregory, Gerrit and Charley already said most of what I could ever
possibly want to say about scratch building and having a railway based on H0
mechanisms. I will only add that although the locos may not be completely
true-to-life models, this is only one aspect of modelling. Other things
means as much to me as scale, I only mention operation, fun, personal
satisfaction, making plans, researching new models, making a history for
one's model company and perhaps dreaming of the large layout (that for most
people never materializes).
Apart from that, I would of course like to see more (almost) ready to run
true 1:35 locos and stock (and especially ones that are within my economical
reach, how unrealistically that wish may be).
To make the concept of r-t-r locos more economically viable, a producer
should choose to model a loco that was turned out in their thousands as a
standard product. To mention but a few:
A contractors four coupled steam loco (could be O&K or Henschel)
Small diesel (could be a standard O&K or Diema (perhaps even a modern Schöma
Standard german skip.
I would applaude Arnoud for getting all this into a very simple frame: use
an old O&K catalouge and start making the same things - only 35 times
smaller - great concept that would probably sell well, keeping prices down
and allowing me to buy as well!
... and Gregory don't feel bad when writing long messages - we are quite a
few others that like long and well formulated messages - if not for other
reasons than that we write them ourselves (long at least!)