- --- In email@example.com, Reynard Wellman <micron@...> wrote:
> Not everything they've done is superb. BachmannHi Reynard,
> knows this all too well, so I doubt they will head down the Z
> scale path anytime soon.
I couldn't agree with you more. Bachmann's G scale "Big-Haulers"
were beautiful, affordable, but a disaster mechanically, early on at
least! I found out the hard way. Sure, they guaranteed their
product for repair or replacement if you wanted to ship your large
scale loco and wait months wondering if it would ever come back. I
just steer people away from Bachmann Big Haulers (the RTR sets) and
suggest they go straight to an individual Spectrum engine instead.
Some of those can be pricey but worth it. Most Big Hauler rolling
stock is fine.
It could get interesting if Bachmann ever got into Z. It could
possibly hurt those companies we enjoy supporting now. I have a
feeling we would see ALL of our favorite road names but I wonder if
they would do as well at keeping engines running nice and slow rather
than being the little "racers" around the track like they are now.
Yes, I think it would cheapen Z more than we care to see happen.
But I gotten beautiful ARR in most every scale and in multiple
configurations thanks to Bachmann.