Re: Rail Classics and Ted Reimel (Ted's Enginehouse)


steamgene@...
 

It could be that the brass market suffers from the price of the
locomotives used to pull the steam era freigth cars when
compared with the output of Bachamnn, Life-Like, BLI, and even
Con-Cor in the last few years. Well made, prototypical correct
locos at a fraction of what brass goes for sure has cut down my
brass purchasing.
Gene Moser
From: "Thomas M. Olsen" <tmolsen@...>
Date: 2005/01/24 Mon AM 01:14:20 EST
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Rail Classics and Ted Reimel (Ted's
Enginehouse)


Ted, Tim and List,

Yes, it is true, Rail Classics has folded the tent. Eddie's father
has
recently passed away and other pressures have caused him to
make the
decision to close the business. He is in the process of selling the
balance of his inventory, which is at present, quite low. All
projects,
including the PRR Business Cars, Gondolas, P5 Electric projects
and the
PRR Passenger head end and coaches that he picked up with
the close of
Rail Works have been shut down.

I am not suprised, considering the fact that the brass market is
down at
present. One look at some of the ads in MR and other
magazines for some
of the more prominent brass dealers show them carrying large
inventories
that are going nowhere.

Unfortunately, Rail Classics was probably the most exacting
importers in
the field. Eddie would not allow his manufacturer to begin
production
on any model until he received and approved the pilot model.
This was
not the case with other importers who used Samhongsa, who
had the habit
of going into production, almost on the same day that he shipped
the
pilot model and by the time that the importer attempted to correct
the
short comings, it was too late!

Hopefully, we may be able to convince Martin Lofton to bring out
the
G31 in urethane. I understand that Crown Custom Imports, who
was
supposed to bring out the PRR H33 Covered Hopper has now
delayed this
model indefinitely. Again, not surprising, considering the large
unsold
inventory that he is now sitting on. The owner is the son of the
person
who retired and closed his business, Railworks.

For those of you, who in the past had bought models from Ted
Reimel
(Ted's Enginehouse) of Pennsauken, NJ., who closed his
business and
retired two years ago: Ted passed away on January 15th. He
had been in
ill health, having had a stroke last fall which resulted in his
having
gone into a nursing home.

Tom Olsen
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479







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