Re: [Z_Scale] Answers from FR
By "in this situation" do you mean the current state of the dollar vs. the Euro and that hopefully that will change in the future. I know you had trouble selling kits rather than R-T-R in the past, but perhaps this would be a good time to reintroduce kits. I for one had just saved up enough money to purchase a bunch of your kits a while back (based on 2001/2002 print catalog that I had) and when I went to the website to order, they were no longer offered as kits (pretty much the only way I can afford FR products at present). I eventually did manage to literally save up enough lunch money to buy the NS CoalPorter offered by ZTrack, but that was instead of 3 kits.
I know running a business is tough and you have to do what you can make money on, but I really hope you will do more American prototype products and as kits.
Sent: Jan 5, 2005 3:35 AM
Subject: [Z_Scale] Answers from FR
I already regret the decission for the PS-2cd grain hopper. But now it is ready
tooled up and we will start to make it in February. We just met the minimum preorder
quantity for the Santa Fe and BNSF version. There is also an order from Ztrack
magazine for D&RGW (Ztrack subscriber car 2005). All other versions we have moved
to the back burner. In this situation I presently don't think about new car styles
for American Z-scale.
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