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Schuyler Larrabee
 

Paul Woods suggests

 

It would be handy if manufacturers put a little unicorn symbol on their advertising beside the foobie paint jobs i.e. 'This one belongs in a fairy tale'.

 

I agree with that, but I’d also appreciate some effort to be made to provide what amounts to a time stamp.  Easy enough to put it in the stamp that marks the end of the box.  I’m not going to provide an example but it’d be simple enough to add “1954” or “1946” to indicate that the car inside first appeared painted this way in that year.

 

Don’t tell me you can’t do it.  Or that you don’t know..  The information is right on the decoration: “BLT 1946” or whatever.  IIRC, Branchline did this and it guided my purchases.  And it’s one reason I have few Kadee PS1.  All too late for me.

 

Schuyler

 

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Woods
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SAL, ex-GF&A ARA XM-1 Box Cars

 

On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 02:29 PM, Tom Madden wrote:

Another advantage of injection molding over resin casting. 


Tom Madden

[Speaking mostly tongue-in-cheek]: A significant disadvantage of injection moulding is, having plowed huge $$$ into an injection-moulding die, it becomes very difficult for a manufacturer to resist putting Foobie paint jobs on models to increase their return.  I completely understand the need for this, and many purchasers don't mind anyway, but I have to say it really stings when I spend good money on what I think is an accurate model (not in HO, by the way, I model in O), only to find it never existed.  It would be handy if manufacturers put a little unicorn symbol on their advertising beside the foobie paint jobs i.e. 'This one belongs in a fairy tale'.

Actually, come to think of it, advertising for the schemes that could be called 90%-100% accurate probably should include a picture of that classic child's equine ride-on nursery toy with a little brown pile behind it, because they seem to be rarer than rocking horse poo!

Paul Woods

 

Dennis Storzek
 

On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 03:31 PM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
Don’t tell me you can’t do it.  Or that you don’t know..  The information is right on the decoration: “BLT 1946” or whatever.  IIRC, Branchline did this and it guided my purchases.  And it’s one reason I have few Kadee PS1.  All too late for me.
We do that too... our web site listing for the car that started this discussion says, "built 1925."

Dennis Storzek