Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling


arved_grass
 

Not quite one peice. See previous post.

I need a lot of these cars for a "Coast Mail." They certainly are a lot easier to get than the old Ken Kidder cars, more accurate, but I think the rivet detail is a bit course (not as bad as MDC, but not as good as Archer Transfers).

A lot of "die-hard" modelers are still afraid of resin kits. My experience with the SC&F Harrimans has done little to encourage me. I've also noted that some accomplished modelers have their resin kits assembled professionally, which seems to further tarnish the reputation of how easy resin kits are to assemble. When I contacted SC&F with questions about fitting the doors, I was refered to Mike Brock, here, and a professional model builder.

I've got a couple F&C kits and a WrightTrak C-40-1 caboose kit waiting in my stash, but I'm not going to try those until I can get some experience with the SC&F kits.
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Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Sun, 8/24/14, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@comcast.net [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:41 PM


 













yep. I recall how amazed I was when Southern Car &
Foundry came out
with

his magnificent Harriman cars, and then learning how few
were sold
(even

though they were fantastically perfect 1-piece bodies) even
to
supposedly

die-hard SP modelers.


I guess we're all 1 percenters! :-)







Clark
has nailed this one.

Take a look at Ebay. There are almost 1/2 million items
listed in the
model train section, of all scales and interests. How many
resin kits are
listed?

I've always maintained that we the self described
prototype modelers are
a tiny percentage of the masses who fiddle with model
trains.

You want more stuff? Get more people to buy it.


Pierre Oliver












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