51905Re: MTL Passenger Car's in the Works and other stuff..
- Apr 2 9:26 AM--- In email@example.com, "Joe DAmato" <shipsure2003@...> wrote:
>we are looking at doing plastic railing that plug in much like the
> N Scale engines do. I am also trying to get an accessory sprueThis is probably good news. but i hope everyone at MTL realizes that
> designed that will have some "fussy bits" (as the Brits say) included
> so you can convert and or super detail your engine.
with plastic railings will also come CONSTANT orders for replacement
parts (better hire another parts order-taker person). Atlas,
Intermountain, all have constant orders (or worse -- returns) due to
broken plastic railings on their N scale offerings.
i personally really like the metal, they are very durable and can be
modified for kitbashing. If MTL were to go to plastic, I would suppose
you would need to use a delrin type plastic as the railings would be
VERY thin and need the kind of durability.
unfortunately, delrin type plastics are REALLY tough to glue/re-glue
(if they can be done at all). so doing the railings like this would cut
off the kitbashers of the world, which would be VERY counterproductive
to the growth of Z scale. the SD40-2 will be a MOST "bashable" unit!
i do hope you will consider this carefully. i contend that the etched
railings are one of the real strengths of the current Z scale loco
my 2 cents.
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