Re: Couplers, Coupler Pockets, The NMRA, and Scale Size

Charlie Vlk

You wrote.....
Charlie Vlk comments that the MK5 Kadee model defines the market.
Understand that I am all for thinking "outside of the box:" and promoting
improved standards.
But manufacturers have to field product that meets the greater marketplace.
STMFC is an important, significant viewpoint and a factor to be considered,
but Kadee cars are
outsold by Athearn MDC by a signficant order or magnitude or more.... so
scale draft gear and
couplers have a lot of installed base and less-than-STMFC level material to
overcome in the
greater marketplace.
The jury is out if such scale coupler gear would be commercially viable on
type equipment.
Charlie Vlk
Railroad Model Resources

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