Re: Sunshine L&N Boxcar kit # 85.1


Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

Whatever your definition of "buildable", poorly engineered and ill-fitting kits do not get better simply because there is a wide variety of them. Regardless of the appeal of the subject, needing to scratchbuild a new floor and underframe to replace the item you paid to acquire reduces the overall quality of the kit significantly. This is an area that demands our scrutiny, not our apologies.

KL

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim O'Connor

Kurt, although many resin kits (and plastic kits) have problems,
I have yet to encounter a Sunshine kit that is not buildable. Hard
to build, yes, but not unbuildable.

Very, very few model trains are perfectly engineered. The Gould
(now Tichy) kits came close. Kadee PS-1 and PS-2 cars come close.
Only a few resin kits (from Railyard and SC&F) come close.

And of course, if you don't like Sunshine kits, don't buy 'em. I
don't think Martin's going to re-engineer them now.

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