Re: PE tanks and flats

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Richard Hendrickson wrote:
Yeah, right, Eric. Get real. There must be at least twenty or twenty-five guys who would actually buy and build a resin kit for those PE water bottle cars, which ran only on the PE, and only on a
small part of the PE system. Let's be generous and say maybe fifty . . .
Everything Richard says is exactly true. But it misses the point for much model railroad manufacturing--and sales. How many guys "buy it cuz they love it" or "just gotta have one of those" regardless of location, era, prototype operation, etc. etc.? Yeah, I know, they're all bozos, but the point is, there's more than one way to make a living with model railroad products. At least if someone did the car Eric advocates, it would have a prototype. We've all seen "bozo products" that didn't even have prototypes.

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