Since my wife got sick 5 years ago I have little time for modeling. My first choice is for a model to be dead on exact or extremely close. So it takes me little time to tweak it. A good example is the Marklin/Trix NYC Caboose, Shorten the smoke stack and tweak the grab irons and it is there. Major modifications/kitbashing or scratchbuilding are out of the question any more. Fortunately for me, I like NYC coal and there are several good models or different hopper types out there. To me, foobies can be good to fill out a train and make it look right.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
And another nibble for food for thought. You may know the shortcomings of each car you own but probably 99.99% of those viewing your fleet would not be able to pick out even one of those shortcomings. And I would say that would include the model railroaders.
Superintendent, Bluff City Div. SER, NMRA
President Emeritus, Memphis Society of Model Railroaders
Vice President, Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum Model Railroad Club, a 100% NMRA Member Club
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From: "eddie_walters" <eddie_walters@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Foobies
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 21:31:42 -0000
Absolutely. Frankly the way I see it is that if the foobies sell and allow "us" to get more prototypically accurate models made (because it's easier to amortize the tooling cost when you're selling the "near enough" cars), then all the better.
What is more frustrating (to me!) is when cars are produced that have a fundamental flaw that renders them inaccurate for anything (eg the infamous Tichy tank car). In so many of these cases the money involved to make it right
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