Re: end of kits


Sorry, forgot to sign my name.

Brian Flynn

-----Original Message-----
From: Bflynn562 <>
To: STMFC <>
Sent: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 7:13 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] end of kits

Um, while I can not probably be classified as young anymore, (42) I have come to
njoy the challenge of building freight car kits. I have learned a lot from this
roup, and I would much rather spend the time building a prototypically correct
ar, then buying an RTR car. I do not have a layout at this time, but the
revious one also had all hand laid track and over 50 hand laid switches. So
lease don't generalize all of us!

-----Original Message-----
rom: EdwardM <>
o: STMFC <>
ent: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 2:19 pm
ubject: [STMFC] end of kits

think the greying of model railroaders in general fueled the shift from kits
any modelers end up with a closet full of kits; they then progress to buying
ss and spending more for each item. RTR is preferable to kits which may never
t built or can't be built in the first place.You can put RTR on your layout or
a shelf. Kits stay in the box forever.
ogether, this group has enough unbuilt kits to stock several hobby shops.
its have always been slow movers - if the buffs don't buy them all up they can
ick around hobby shops for years.
obbies for men never sold anything more complicated than blue box screw driver
ts. The owner knew how to make money.
e are lame ducks for (1) being interested in the steam era & (2) liking to
ild models. Both interests seem to be dying out.
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