Re: PRR N6B; was injection molding tooling costs in China


Elden Gatwood wrote:

"No, tooling costs and pattern-making are not low cost. Several manufacturers spoke to me
yesterday about this very subject. The choice of projects is a very difficult one. No one wants to
risk a bomb, so much up-front time and energy is spent trying to pick a winner."

I came across a write-up for a low pressure limited run injection molded kit. The kit was 168
pieces, of which three were resin and 54 were photoetched, the rest being injection molded. It was
listed at $45.00.

This sounds like something that would be suitable for train models. So why aren't MRR producers
using this?

Eric Petersson

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