Re: [Z_Scale] 2008/09 catalog shows much smaller selection
- On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 19:34:07 -0800
"Zane H. Healy" <healyzh@...> wrote:
> At 12:48 AM +0000 12/1/08, ckreling wrote:Marklin got bought out by Knightbridge Capital as it was deep in debt.
> >Has anyone noticed that the recent catalog shows a much small
> >selection of Z. I was surprised so I checked against the last 07/08
> >catalog and quite the reduction.
> >Is Z being phased out by Marklin.
> Considering how much Z Scale items cost, it could also be a reaction
> to the current state of the global economy.
Presumably the purse strings are still very tight. At the time there were
a lot of questions about what would happen to Z (and indeed to their
- --- In email@example.com, "ckreling" <ckreling@...> wrote:
>While business decisions can turn on a dime in an uncertain economy,
> Is Z being phased out by Marklin.
whenever I see Marklin putting money into new Z tooling or
engineering, I'm encouraged. The 2009 Insider diesel locomotive claims
"completely new construction," which can be interpreted a couple of
ways (new shell tooling or new chassis design). When they cease
innovating and just put new lipstick on old pigs (and I don't mean the
lucky pig loco), that's the time to be concerned. We'll be watching
the "tea leaves" in the rest of new 2009 items to be revealed in a few