Re: Athearn Blue Box boxcar -- prototype?
Just a note of agreement with Don and a thank you to Ben and Tony for suggestions on modifications to the basic Athearn car. Surely many members of this forum can afford $25 to $35 and more for a detailed car. But I sure hope we also have members with limited funds and growing skills, who hope to learn and hone their skills by working on detailing less expensive models, just like most of us did. I think it's great that this forum is able to help with that. Yes, this forum is focused on getting as close as possible to the prototype, but developing skills and is more important than better models from manufacturers.
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--- In STMFC@..., Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:
>For the most paart I agree with what you have stated, Tony, but lets view things from the other side as well. I have just returned home for the night from the first day of Howard Zane's scale show at the Maryland State Fairground in Timonium, MD (just north of the Baltimore Beltway). When compared to this same show last year there are far, far fewer vendors and it seems like a few less attendees as well. Some of those attending have sited a fear of buying owing to the economic situation and one fellow wasn't sure when he would see his next pay check due to the mess "our" government, if one can call it that, is in. So when one looks at the cost of an Athearn Blue Box car today perhaps it makes sense to invest a little more in effort for low cost parts with which to may Blue Box cars that are already owned a bit more acceptable than replacing them in total with cars costing $25 and up. It can be viewed as a few hours of pleasurable,
I hope, modeling for a low investment of funds.
Just another view of the situation, Don Valentine