Limited edition kits....
- I can see the points that both Mike and Paul are making. One thing I
think has been overlooked is that the re issues are not identical to
the original Kits. They are more "inspired by" than a straight out
In the original ads the kits are advertised as limited run, but this
does not clearly imply that there will never be an additional run.
As long as the second run of the kits are clearly marked as different
from the original run there should be no issues for either collectors
or builders. Mike is marketing his kits as a Tom Yorke/Madmike
production. He is not using copies of the original boxes, he is not
downplaying his involvement and he is altering the kits to
differentiate from the first run. I really don't see a problem here.
To be honest, I am really looking forward to the re release of the
Pool hall but I think the changes made in the kit detract from the
original design (sorry Tom! but let me be clear it's like comparing
gold and platinum, I wouldn't turn down either). I can never afford
an original and am going to be very happy with the kit I recieve. I
can't see the new kits bringing down the value of the old.
Lastly, Tom has busted his *** designing these kits for the
railroading community for very limited returns. Reissue's may be the
closest thing to a 401K you get in this field. Why should he be
deprived of a decent living?
- --- In Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Cesak" <pcesak@...> wrote:
>Paul, why dump your kits, makes no sense. You said your going to build
> I guess I'm in the minority here. I'll be dumping all the rest of the
> TY kits I have on ebay. Some are really old. Too bad.
them not collect them for their resale value. Those old kits are
wonderful and you should feel lucky to have acquired them all. Many
others coming into the On2-30-3 scale might never get to acquire and
build them without really having to go to war on ebay. They will make
great layout structures.
Just because i may or may not re-issue very small re-runs of a few of
them is no reason to go off the deep end..... madmike3434