Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Rants
- I know Jeff...was more or less musing ; ) Are there any pics online of the
new NYC sets?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff BAZ-man" <sjbazman49@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 1:47 AM
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Rants
Dave, if you have about $150K, you could ask AZL to have them made for
you. But since the lead time thru Ajin can take a year or so,
especially for a limited run, I think you have to settle for one of
the upcoming NYC or other sets and then repaint them.
There just isn't N or HO consumption in Z so the tooling is just too
cost prohibitive, especially for unique individual cars. Any scale's
tooling can be $10K to $100K per car, depending on 1 pair of dies
(e.g. a truck/bogie) or a 5 piece complete car (e.g. very 3D parts
like a hopper or loco cab). It takes 1000's of sold cars truly recoup
the cost of a set of dies, printing, etc. Z is often below the
threshold. Some runs do exceed it.
I wish too. But that is why I am paying the price for my 12 pc SP
articulated car set.
--- In email@example.com, "David Epling" <david_epling@...>
> I wasn't involved in the rants, but I would like to see someone do
> accurate 11 car set of the WP/DRGW/CB&Q California Zephyr similar to
> scale set
> David Epling
> Model RR Committee Chairman
> Western Pacific Railroad Museum
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