Re: Kadee minimum body box widths


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Feb 22, 2009, at 9:37 AM, Denny Anspach wrote:
IMHO, this is just another area where the ongoing search for the
"prototype" in appearance and operations should be moving us to adjust
our thinking: e.g. advocating that the sophisticated models and
accessories that we so favor, also be aimed to something well above
the least common operational parameters.







Yes, and fortunately the manufacturers are beginning to adjust their
thinking as well (e.g., Kadee). The gulf continues to widen between
serious scale modelers and toy train buffs. As you aptly point out,
hardly anyone on the STFC list is interested in trying to couple and
uncouple freight cars on 18" - 22" curves. Though there is at least
one model railroad publication that hasn't caught on yet, the days of
perpetually re-inventing Plywood Pacific layouts on ping-pong tables
are long gone.

Richard Hendrickson

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