Re: [Z_Scale] Continuing in Z (was Re: Getting Started in Z... New Starter Sets Available!)
- I have to agree, for starter sets, the price is the main issue. When I started looking at Z scale sets, I first looked at the price and then what came in the set. I was lucky in that I found a shop getting out of the Z scale business and sold me a Marklin set at a great price.
From: vincentgoudreault <vgoudreault@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 1, 2013 4:44 PM
Subject: [Z_Scale] Continuing in Z (was Re: Getting Started in Z... New Starter Sets Available!)
--- In mailto:z_scale%40yahoogroups.com, "mark2playz" <mark.markham@...> wrote:
> While these are great ideas, I don't see them appropriate for a starter set. The goal of a starter set has to be the price. My Marklin 3 car F7 starter was the better part of $500 over 2 decades ago and the prices haven't drop since. I don't see many people running out to buy the current sets. This is the first thing a newcomer is going to look at and in current production I only see AZL's GP38 & MTL's F7 fitting the price range.
Those desires of mine were not meant to be for starter sets. I do not need starter sets, I am already started (and had been started well over 25 years ago).
And I have a hunch most of us here on this forum do not really have a need for starter sets, except if they happen to combine cars that one was about to purchase independently anyway.
But starter sets are a great way for us, speaking to fiends and acquaintances, to let them know that they could catch the "bug" easily with what seems to be very attractive sets.
Once you get going and already have a roster, one looks for whatever else is needed to round up the old operation roster, and in may case, I would like to see some GE hood units and modern tanks cars.
Sorry if the fact that new starters sets were the things that got me started on a different tangent let to a confusion about my posting.
I should have changed the title (there, it is done).
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