Re: Prototype info from model mfgs



Can and will are two different animals.? The information is on the Branchline boxes so I see no reason why any Branchline dealer should not be able to answer these questions.? Also, if asked I do open other manufacturers' boxes and provide the build and re-weigh dates if readable.? Now if I don't have the particular item in stock then I can't answer the question.

Also, to give credit where due, Atlas does list the paint dates of some but not all of their freight cars on their website but not on the box labels.

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor <>
Sent: Mon, Aug 24, 2009 4:13 am
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Prototype info from model mfgs

Rich, you're joking, right? Surely you jest. You may be the
ONLY dealer who can answer those questions.

Tim O'Connor


I answer these questions from customers all the time.? So you should be able to
ask your dealer before buying.

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: bierglaeser <>
Sent: Sun, Aug 23, 2009 8:32 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Prototype info from model mfgs

Brian and Rich,
Yes, I know the information is (and has been) on the box label. I don't think
worded my message as well as I might have.

In order to get the information from the box label one must be able to hold it
in one's hand. That means, for the most part, that one must either be in a
hobby shop that has the model of interest or, as in my case, have to buy the
model through the mail or internet, wait until it arrives and then see if it is
what one wants.

Having the information in advance is a benefit for those who, like me, are far,
far away from a decent hobby shop.

Gene Green


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