Re: High Definition 3D Color Printer - Mimaki Color Printer

Charles Peck

We still have Accurail.  Yep, everything costs more now.  I started out buying flextrack 
at 75 US cents for a three foot piece. That was brass rail on fiber ties.  Sounds cheap but 
minimum wage was $1.25 so an hour wouldn't buy two pieces. 
I'm not crying for those days to come back. 
Chuck Peck

On Sun, Dec 12, 2021 at 10:05 PM lrkdbn via <> wrote:
I definitely count myself  a model builder-I deplore the trend toward RTR , but some of these newer technologies such as 3D printing and resin casting do make up for a lot of the loss of the old line model kit manufacturers. But where is the entry level niche that used to be filled by Athearn and MDC? How much new blood is coming into the hobby either as railroad modelers or as model railroaders? A lot of good modeling was done with those basic and inexpensive kits and semi kits and it WAS affordable, which current RTR is often not.
Larry King

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