Re: Merger mania

Charlie Vlk

The only major independent producers of freightcars will likely be Atlas and
Bachmann. Model Power hasn't stepped up to the plate with HO or N Scale
serious cars; Accurail, Intermountain and Red Caboose are likely acquistion
candidates. Stewart already went to Bowser. The shakeup will be in
Distributors.... the impact on manufacturers will be less significant than
the downsizing of the delivery pipeline due to the pairing of single source
distributors with Athearn, Stewart, MDC, and LifeLike. Smaller hobby
distributors like Trost, California Hobby, etc. will be likely be hurt.
Charlie Vlk

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