Wrote Ted Culotta:
I cut off Bill's post here for no particularreason other
than the point has been made so now I will offeran
alternative perspective.offering to buy "x"
units to be used as gifts for dealers,employees, etc. It is
not unheard of and everyone's goals are met. Ihave heard,
though it is not corroborated, that Overlandsells (or
gives?) copies of its modern EMD and GE locos tothe
manufacturers and the railroads. I have alsoheard that
Overland has very good access to these buildersfor the
latest units. If true, it is a symbioticrelationship.
Overland gets information and the manufacturerscan present
the president of CSX/NS/UP/BNSF with a beautifulmodel as
thanks for their orders.Backed up by the fact that Overland has ventured
into (I gather successfully) into the field of
models of Fire Trucks and other fire fighting
equipment. Similar arrangements. Larger than HO
scale, but still . . .