Now, what on Earth made them develop the pig loco?
And, I wonder, who in the marketing department recommended it?
Of course, developping costs must have been minimal - put a plastic pig on
an existing chassis - and there are a lot of collectors who'll buy
"anything" - but I'd hate to think that M�rklin are as cynical as that.
(Actually, I think this is a potential future collectable.)
OK, if there was a line of piglet cars, then it would be almost fun, but a
lonely pig loco, aesthetically incompatible with any other rolling stock?
I fail completely to see the point.
If they want to go weird, why not go weird in the world of railroading? May
I suggest the following loco: http://www.awnuts.com/Whimsey_RW.html
Note also the cog loco on the stamp on the top of the page, that's one of
my favourites. Anyone know what it is? I also have a scanned stereoscopic
photo of it on a disk someplace.
OK, I can only admit a love for weird machinery...
PS. About "unrealism", the recent "fantasy layouts" thread on rec.
models.railroad was highly enjoyable! Dragon locos with smoke coming from
the nostils *are* fun!
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