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Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Rants

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  • David Epling
    I know Jeff...was more or less musing ; ) Are there any pics online of the new NYC sets? David ... From: Jeff BAZ-man To:
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      I know Jeff...was more or less musing ; ) Are there any pics online of the
      new NYC sets?

      David
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Jeff BAZ-man" <sjbazman49@...>
      To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      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.


      Jeff

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "David Epling" <david_epling@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I wasn't involved in the rants, but I would like to see someone do
      an
      > accurate 11 car set of the WP/DRGW/CB&Q California Zephyr similar to
      Kato N
      > scale set
      >
      > David Epling
      > Model RR Committee Chairman
      > Western Pacific Railroad Museum
      >




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