Re: Random Thoughts from my two articles in Volume 3 of Speedwitch's Modeling Journal
Brian Leppert wrote:
"Monju Menteer, Clarence's step daughter, pretty much had the say on what new cars we would do. She felt that the future of the hobby was women in N scale and prototype didn't sell. The last was, I think, a result of conversations with Richard Schweiger of C&BT Shops. After Page's departure, Monju had her way."
Dick deserves much credit for both introducing the postwar AAR boxcar models and coming up with the blueprint for the next generation of freight car models to come (multiple detail variations, separate detail parts). Unfortunately, it appears he drew the wrong conclusions from his sales. Prototype does sell; poorly executed prototype models don't.