The fellow at Märklin who developed the Märklin/Trix freight cars is
a friend of mine. He just totally doesn't get it. Nice guy but not
a clue. Believe me, I've tried to wise him up as to where to go to
get accurate information. I don't wish to malign a fine gentleman
but you all would be astounded to learn to whom Märklin went for the
information to do the UP box car. Märklin/Trix is a toy manufacturer
and they can't think outside that box.
BTW, as far as the Germans know, apparently the UP is the only RR in
--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson
On Sep 23, 2005, at 11:57 AM, timboconnor@c... wrote:paintedA big reason why I often dispute the "conventional wisdom" ofTim, you're missing the main point of the ill-fated Trix/Märklin
and lettered for the Union Pacific, a box car model with anincorrect
roof and an outrageously inflated price won't sell. A few of usheld
our noses, bought Trix box cars, and replaced the roofs becausethey're
the only otherwise accurate models of UP ACR steel box cars everwhat
Trix seems to have concluded from this experience is that thestupid
Americans have no appreciation for superior German design andmarketplace.