Re: end of kits

Paul Koehler <buygone@...>


I got a chuckle out of your E-Mail, but I think that there are only a few of
us that are old enough to remember what you are describing.

Paul C. Koehler


From: [] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 12:01 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: end of kits

This discussion reminds me of the 1950s, when the emergence of
injection-molded plastic threatened the then-dominance of metal, wood and
cardstock. "There won't be any more craftsmen," was one of the cries often
heard. And the emergence of kits that didn't require creating or finishing
some parts yourself? Sacrilege! "Soon there won't be anyone capable of
building anything by themselves." 'Nuff said.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail,
Publishers of books on railroad history

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