Re: Pricing Exercise for HOn3 Mogul
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About a decade ago Blackstone sent out a market survey to the HOn3 community soliciting likes and wants for them to build.
Many of us eagerly listed their favourites locos, roads etc. I don’t doubt that there were a few moguls included in that list even a shay.
Out of that we got from Blackstone the 2-8-0s, the EBT hoppers and the K-36 saga.
You might be better starting a conversation directly with Nancy. Nice lady and very approachable.
For me, I’m much more interested in saving for the new Division Point K-36 / K-37. US$2,280.00
Or even more likely to buy the UTI SP narrow Gauge 4-6-0s. #18 is my favourite.
Plus I’m winding down on new loco purchases. Pretty well got all I need / want.
Anyway have fun with wat you’re up to.
From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Kodani via Groups.Io
Hey HOn3 Community! I think everybody's got me convinced that a cheap, reliable small locomotive is probably not going to happen. The problem seems to be the initial investment that any company would have to invest in injection molding equipment, along with design, and the supply chain from designer to manufacturer to importer to retailer (a lot going on there). In order for any investment to pay off, everybody has to be able to clear all their overhead costs, and it would seem reasonable that they need that money back in a timely fashion (I'm guessing that a year would be best).