Re: New Standards for turnouts


CJ Riley
 

--- On Thu, 5/22/08, Anthony Thompson <thompson@signaturepress.com> wrote:

From: Anthony Thompson <thompson@signaturepress.com>
They might indeed change, if the NMRA has the guts
to modify the
standards as you describe, and then PULL any compliance
certificates--with appropriate publicity--for turnouts
which no longer
comply.
Among other things, this might send a signal that
compliance
DOES matter. Whether the average modeler cares about things
like
certificates depends in part on what kind of publicity
there is. This
is something the NMRA itself CAN control.
The standards are being modified and they no longer have to go to the entire membership for approval (a very old fashioned concept) that will make implementing changes easier. If you have been reading Scale Rails you may have noticed that Di has written about this with turnouts and recent product reviews have regularly (almost always) rejected a compliance warrant for not meeting standards.

So it is happening, but will manufacturers care?

CJ Riley

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