Some companies seem to prefer tomake loud statements about products they intend to produce, but then you have to wait years to see them in reality. Minitrains work by getting on with the job of designing and then producing models. They have done something similar with new French models, by asking what people want ,and then getting on with it. Having said that , I will be intersted to see those new models.
Only problem with some Minitrains models is scale, but that does not seem to bother some OO9 modellers. There is a lot of rubber scaling/gauging, but if you are happy with that then I won't grumble.
This new loco does look nice, and will help the renewed interest in OO9 layouts.
One warning for those who were not keen on the old wwarren type fun layouts seen over the years, they will be back. They are fun, and probably get more people to try OO9.
Just reading the first post, and I wonder what some consider is definition of mass production. Minitrains produce models in relatively small batches which is one reason they succeed, but remember Fourdees introduced what could still be considered a mass produced model a couple of years ago.
Where Minitrains are scoring well, is price, proving that it is possible to produce models at a lower price than companies who mass produce in China.
Edited by rue_d_etropal, 04 December 2016 - 10:41 .