On Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:33:06 -0700 (PDT), Ray Breyer wrote
Put away your torches and pitchforks for a minute here. The vast majority ofThe 64K$ question here is, do people who don't care about accuracy care enough to buy a
resin car with cast on details when they can buy a faux Intermountain car as a stand in
with the same paint scheme? It's one thing to have an "and also" segment to the market,
but these cars would be aimed dead center at a really small market and those on either
side may not be interested in them at all. Then again, I could be all wet. I didn't
think Branchline's Yardmaster series would go anywhere - but the cars looked enough more
better than a bluebox Athearn that people did seem to scoop them up. But I really don't
know how many were sold as compared to the BL Blueprint series. I do know when I go
searching that auction site for Branchline kits, I have to put "-yardmaster" in the
search to exclude them, because there are a ton of them out there.
I suppose if someone made a one-piece resin of something I really could use, I might buy
it - but I'd want a kit, and I'd be shaving off the molded on grabs and ladders. Deja
vu all over again, at 21st century prices.