Excellent point. I can't disagree with you and your assessment. I hope this
is not the reality, but if it is, so be it. This than does present an
opportunity for another company. But the tooling, costs and ROI would be
prohibitive for any company wanting to offer a competitive track system to Marklin
Yes, I am a member of the Z Standards committee. But, truthfully, we lost
momentum after Bill K's passing. I think we could be close to approaching
standards, but the issues presented in this thread show a need for flexibility
in our standards. Rigid standards may not suite Z scale. We have 37 years of
products to consider. Fortunately, we are not talking huge differences so
it could be achieve. But would it really matter? I am not sure the
manufacturers are really willing to make changes or considerations at this point.
Standards may sound great on paper, but I believe the reality at this time is
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