64401Re: [Z_Scale] Re: D51 Japanese Mikado at show yesterday.
- Feb 6, 2010Reynard,
I told my wife I thought they were butt ugly, (I'm so very prejudiced toward
NA steam), but I applaud the working mechanism. Pure beauty.
From: Reynard Wellman
Date: 2/6/2010 10:04:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Re: D51 Japanese Mikado at show yesterday.
As in horse racing, the old saw "competition improves
the breed" should be applied to our Z manufacturing
undertakings. Yes, price is a big, big factor when folks
are considering an item. But the value of "quality" eventually
enters into the equation. For instance, if you've bought yourself
a nice cheap chair that one day busted out from under
you (thus your hip got bruised) , you'll most likely never
to buy a cheap chair like that again. Believe me there is
some awful furniture out there!
Doing the research and engineering, obtaining the right
kind of tooling and using the talents of smart employees
will always make for a positive ROI (return on investment)
not only for the maker, but for the customer as well.
I am so pleased that we now have an example in
Z scale of a well made, cost effective STEAM locomotive
with this new Tenshodo D51 Mikado.
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