Re: Detail Associates freight car parts.


Tom Madden
 

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 04:01 PM, Raymond Stern wrote:
What has happened to Detail Associates? I have had freight car, passenger
car, and diesel parts on back order with Walther's for an awful long time. Has
Detail Associates closed and I missed the memo? I have looked at several places
besides Walther's for these and had no luck. Are these specific parts discontinued?
Found this statement on TMR Distributing's web site:

APRIL 2021 - DETAIL ASSOCIATES ANNOUNCED SOME MORE PRICE INCREASES AND OR PACKAGE QUANTITY CHANGES ON MANY OF THEIR PARTS.  SOME ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN OUT OF STOCK FOR A WHILE ARE SLOWLY TRICKLING IN.  NUMEROUS PARTS ARE STILL CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE AND THEY ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE REPORTING THAT OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS,  TWO OF THEIR PLASTIC VENDORS HAVE CHANGED OWNERSHIP, THEIR PEWTER CASTER HAS RETIRED AND ONE OF THEIR PHOTO-ETCH VENDORS HAS CLOSED.  SOME ITEMS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR VARIOUS REASONS INCLUDING DIES BEING DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR OR LOST ARTWORK FOR PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS.  THEY HAVE BEEN SOURCING NEW VENDORS - BUT DELIVERY IS SLOW DUE TO COVID-19 ISSUES.

Tom Madden

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