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Re: [Z_Scale] Unmentioned (I think)

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  • Randall Smidt
    You make some good points Fred. I think at least once MTL HAS run an ad featuring multiple pieces of rolling stock and/or locos. These could be more effective
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 2, 2007
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      You make some good points Fred.

      I think at least once MTL HAS run an ad featuring multiple pieces of rolling stock and/or locos. These could be more effective to show what IS available. However, when a major new item is released, I think the ads usually feature that item alone. If you see one item, you know that one thing is now available. If you see an ad with the whole spectrum of what's available (like USA Trains' ads for G scale) you start to dream about what is possible.

      I've been after Juerg to send some of his photos in to Model Railroader as well. His photos and some other's like Robert Ray have really shown us some photos of Z that you couldn't tell from HO and some even show Z's great advantage of large landscapes. Another place to get noticed would be the gallery section in Walther's N/Z catalog, aka "the dream book".

      Randy

      Fred Ladd <zeagle99@...> wrote:
      I haven't read any commentz- or missed em all - about Micro-trains
      FULL COLOR , full page add, for Z scale in the DEC issiue of Model
      Railroader. A very colorful picture of a Canadien National hook up.
      It was placed just after the trackside photos. The picture almost
      makes it look like HO in scale.
      Honest appraisal-- and I hope this does not fluff up the feathers of
      some zers. It's a very nice foto-- yup - BUT the details are lost in
      the truck frames, and the overall impression I get is-- it's nice
      but the trackside fotos are much more realistic.
      Jourg takes wonderful pictures on highly detailed diorammas. We can't
      seem to get any Z in the trackside foto section--MR is still very
      resistant to Z! But if Jurge's fotos were used, the other scales
      would really have to take notice.
      Another thought here.. as more NEW micro train rolling stock comes
      out, feature more than just one item. This is a full page but only
      one picture of "one" engine. I would think more interest would be
      generated if several cars and engines are featured.
      Having a private person take fotos for train adds is not new... Many
      were taken on John Allan's famouse layout. Micro trains could open it
      up to other modelers (within limitz). It's a way to get great
      pictures in MR, good advertising, and possibly more interest in Z.
      Lawyer speak::::: I have not talked to jurge-can't remember how to
      spell his name.. Have no idea of Micro trains add policies and all
      such missnamed nonedisclosure leagal tword wisting.
      Wanting the Bezt for Z,
      Fred
      Just my non cents






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    • Jeff BAZ-man
      Besides putting a family or collection of ALL the Z scale available, the two points for me to sell is the detail and availability of Z. But to do that, one
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 5, 2007
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        Besides putting a "family" or "collection of ALL the Z scale
        available, the two points for me to sell is the detail and
        availability of Z. But to do that, one needs to also put it into
        persepective too. Blowing it up to HO size can surely show off the
        detail (or, lack there of) but the ideas of either the capabilities
        of Z (like the John Cubbing dioramas, Torsja's creations, etc.) or
        simply the comparison to the other scales (or just put it in your
        hand) can sell it more.

        Jeff
        SF Bay Area Z

        -- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, Randall Smidt <randy@...> wrote:
        >
        > You make some good points Fred.
        >
        > I think at least once MTL HAS run an ad featuring multiple
        pieces of rolling stock and/or locos. These could be more effective
        to show what IS available. However, when a major new item is
        released, I think the ads usually feature that item alone. If you
        see one item, you know that one thing is now available. If you see
        an ad with the whole spectrum of what's available (like USA Trains'
        ads for G scale) you start to dream about what is possible.
        >
        > I've been after Juerg to send some of his photos in to Model
        Railroader as well. His photos and some other's like Robert Ray
        have really shown us some photos of Z that you couldn't tell from HO
        and some even show Z's great advantage of large landscapes. Another
        place to get noticed would be the gallery section in Walther's N/Z
        catalog, aka "the dream book".
        >
        > Randy
        >
        > Fred Ladd <zeagle99@...> wrote:
        > I haven't read any commentz- or missed em all - about
        Micro-trains
        > FULL COLOR , full page add, for Z scale in the DEC issiue of Model
        > Railroader. A very colorful picture of a Canadien National hook up.
        > It was placed just after the trackside photos. The picture almost
        > makes it look like HO in scale.
        > Honest appraisal-- and I hope this does not fluff up the feathers
        of
        > some zers. It's a very nice foto-- yup - BUT the details are lost
        in
        > the truck frames, and the overall impression I get is-- it's nice
        > but the trackside fotos are much more realistic.
        > Jourg takes wonderful pictures on highly detailed diorammas. We
        can't
        > seem to get any Z in the trackside foto section--MR is still very
        > resistant to Z! But if Jurge's fotos were used, the other scales
        > would really have to take notice.
        > Another thought here.. as more NEW micro train rolling stock comes
        > out, feature more than just one item. This is a full page but only
        > one picture of "one" engine. I would think more interest would be
        > generated if several cars and engines are featured.
        > Having a private person take fotos for train adds is not new...
        Many
        > were taken on John Allan's famouse layout. Micro trains could open
        it
        > up to other modelers (within limitz). It's a way to get great
        > pictures in MR, good advertising, and possibly more interest in Z.
        > Lawyer speak::::: I have not talked to jurge-can't remember how to
        > spell his name.. Have no idea of Micro trains add policies and all
        > such missnamed nonedisclosure leagal tword wisting.
        > Wanting the Bezt for Z,
        > Fred
        > Just my non cents
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
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        >
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