52763Re: MTL Production Numbers
- Jun 3, 2007My worthless guess is that some of these manufacturers will take a
GOOD look around Detroit this summer, and then begin to consider
spending some tooling money. Detroit is only 8 weeks away -- Isn't
that 7+1 or 6+2? It's a big commitment to start off on another scale.
And there is a BIG chicken/egg world out there that has to pay the
bills. I see Loren was helping promote the product in San Jose
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> Don, just don't turn into one of those "Blue Guys" that play with
> plastic pipe!
> My 2 bits worth is this... if MTL's leadership doesn't step up to the
> plate and if AZL remains too expensive for many then I hope Athearn,
> Atlas, Bachmann, or similar companies to put their toes in the
> water. Remember, they didn't go into N scale right away and now you
> can get some very nice prototypical motive power and rolling stock in
> just about all of the major road names, even in Alaska! Granted some
> are cheaper than others but they offer affordable high end N scale.
> Competition is what gets us more, and better, in every product known
> to man. I'm glad old man Henry Ford wasn't the only producer of
> automobiles, who knows what few styles and low efficieny cars we'd be
> driving now.
> I cannot believe that these other companies are not rubbing their
> chins as they contemplate the Z scale market. They have to be at
> least THINKING about it, no?
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