65538Re: [Z_Scale] Re: How real is Marklin?
- Oct 8, 2010Hi Everyone,
Re Marklin. I do hope that Marklin re-instate their
production in Germany. I have recently been dissapointed with the Chinese
manufactured items. I cannot put my finger on it, but the loco's do not seem
to perform as well as my German made one's, although they look the same !
Also Chinese made switches are much different in quality to my original
Keith Buxton - U.K
----- Original Message -----
From: "reynard wellman" <micron@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Re: How real is Marklin?
> Hi Rob,
> I agree, Marklin Z scale is excellent, always performed right
> out of the box and looks good too. After all, the scale is
> their invention in the first place.
> Trying to compete by moving production around to cheaper
> labor markets has often proven to be a big failure for once well
> esteemed companies. It is what happens when your
> outfit is taken over by accountants and lawyers or folks who
> think they are smarter than everybody else.
> Walthers is a distributor, and though they do commission
> and manufacturer many HO and N scale accessories and
> structures, they also do an excellent job of offering a wide
> variety of manufactured items from all sorts of makers.
> Their huge catalogs or "reference books" are something I
> often use just to see what the heck is going on in model
> railroading. Walthers is probably keeping Marklin alive
> during this severe recession.
> I do hope that Marklin regains its creative leadership role in model
> railroading and by bringing the work back home to Germany, it
> should inspire even better Z scale products.
> The Marklin Z scale GG1 is incredible! Sure it can be improved,
> but so should everything else made by our various manufacturers.
> Just ramblin' on
> On Oct 7, 2010, at 7:40 AM, ztrack@... wrote:
>> A lot of people, myself included, feel that the biggest mistake made here
>> in the US was the downsizing of Marklin Inc (the US subsidiary) and the
>> towards Walthers. Walthers is just not focussed on Marklin. It is simply
>> 'one of the brands'. Marklin Inc did a tremendous job waiving the Marklin
>> flag, promoting to stores, organizing events, and assisting consumers.
>> needs that back.
>> On the German political side, there is a strong push to keep the company
>> going. Also, the employees are motivated and the brand is still strong. I
>> forward to the day Marklin regains in market share here in the US. I know
>> will continue to promote them and share their Z scale new releases.
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