72248Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Ships
- Feb 16 9:03 AMUmmmmm--yep!
I'll confess that I've been dribbling announcements out because I did not
know if I could actually make these ships in a timely manner. As I've
gotten more experienced in making ten ships rather then one, I'm getting
more confident. Complicating the matter has been my wife's eye problem,
which turned into a one year tour through medical facilities three hours
away, and other family issues that have had me split time between Ohio and
Since things have settled down, I'm ready to announce and ship. Yes, the
ships are pricey, but the amount and quality of the details account for
that. I call these "near-museum quality." In some details they exceed
museum quality; in the quality of workmanship (mine) they may fall short in
I've been pleasantly surprised at the orders coming in. And local sales
have been extraordinary. I brought five 125' Active class cutters to a
local club meeting, and sold four of them at $775 each (with a local
discount, a little less). It seems, once a person has actually held one of
them in his hands, it's his (or hers). They are pricey, and some of that is
the parts themselves. Good lifeboats are expensive, as are good fittings,
and they are a lot of fittings on these ships.
The Z scale container ships and Lakers don't have so many fittings, but
they eat up an enormous amount of PE brass. I'll have a firm price soon.
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