Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Needed - MTL GP9 springs
- Greg and Eric,
You both make valid observations and I won't argue the points you have made.
The true mystery remains as to why MTL has not obtained the springs that
would be so cheap I should think, to keep a couple thousand on hand.
There is obviously a problem somewhere but not having my PI license, I'll
have to leave it up to some other super sleuth to find out why.
Honestly Eric, I along with many others do feel your pain and share your
frustration. MTL does to some extent support their products with after
market replacement pieces in several areas. If I were in charge, I'd surely
try to keep the part's department stocked and running smoothly so you and I
wouldn't be frowning about now.
As far as AZL pushing a little to get something going, in all fairness, AZL
has had in the past unhappy folks look disapprovingly in their direction for
lack of additional parts. As AZL has of recent times become a major player
in Z scale, they have improved their parts department and I'm sure both MTL
and AZL would like to be able to offer some of everything for those who need
So, this isn't a squabble, but rather an admission that things aren't quite
like we'd like to see them. Only the owners of MTL, AZL, or XYZ can remedy
So, in the mean time, we fume.
From: Greg Elmassian
Date: 2/25/2013 12:18:27 PM
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Needed - MTL GP9 springs
As a moderator, I try to stay out of squabbles.
But I would ask how long the motor springs have been unobtainable?
There's a difference in being out for a couple of months, and being out for
The Chinese will do anything you pay them to.
We have a situation in G scale, two manufacturers, (Both use Sanda Kan /
Kader by the way); one always has parts in stock, couplers, wheels, easily
damaged components, the other is always out of some of the "bread and butter
parts, track, couplers, wheels.
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- the F7A engine that came with it, it was the 2012 MTL Xmas set
--- On Tue, 2/26/13, BAZ <sjbazman49@...> wrote:
From: BAZ <sjbazman49@...>
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: MTL Xmas set
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 7:24 PM
So, what did not work, after several repair attempts? I am curious about 'wont run'.
Sent 'from the road'