Re: IRC 1958 cuft hoppers

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

You guys are depressing me. There are >100 guys I know on both coasts, that
love building kits and bring lots of models to meets. They are just
outnumbered by the many that now buy RTR exclusively, and those of us that
buy and enjoy both. There would be no resin kit manufacturers, either, if
there weren't thousands of guys that like kit building.

If the economics of the hobby now dictate that plastic kits are not going to
pay the bills, it is sad, but Bill, I have well over a hundred of your kits,
and love them.

Elden Gatwood


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Armand Premo
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 6:27 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: IRC 1958 cuft hoppers

Bill,Maybe we should stop using the term,"Modelers" and use "Collectors"
instead.BTW,better make that 53_. :-) ),Armand Premo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Schneider" <branchline@...
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To: <STMFC@... <> >
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: IRC 1958 cuft hoppers

Tim, good point although your numbers are off. Through careful market
research we have determined that the actual number of modelers left is

The number who still build kits is currently 52. Unless of course you've
stopped too.... ;>)

Bill Schneider (who's up WAY too late dealing with China!)

--- On Thu, 10/16/08, timboconnor@...
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From: timboconnor@... <>
<timboconnor@... <> >
Subject: [STMFC] Re: IRC 1958 cuft hoppers
To: STMFC@... <>
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008, 4:28 PM

Yeah, probably all 700 or 800 actual modelers left on the planet will
be very excited... :-)

Tim O'Connor

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From: Anthony Thompson <thompson@signaturep>

I think most modelers will be blown away by these new cars.


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