Re: New HO scale 70-ton flatcar


One would hope so, but I don't think so. What is the major driving force in the demise of kits is time. Folks will continue to pay for the cars to come assembled because we continue to lack the time to build them up ourselves.

I am proud to say that I am in the process of building 7 kits as we speak.

Denis Blake
Marysville, OH

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From: "mcindoefalls" <mcindoefalls@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:13 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: New HO scale 70-ton flatcar

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...>

C'mon, guys, get real about prices. I have it on good authority from
a manufacturer who prefers not to be quoted that the cost of
everything in China - molding, assembly, packaging - is going up
rapidly, and gets higher every week. It won't be long before
assembled HO scale freight car models will be selling in the $40-$50
Could there be an upside to this? Such as a possible resurgence of
kits vs. rtr, if assembly starts to cost too much over there?

Walt Lankenau


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