Willie: Nice new fleet of Sd40s. I detest Scale Trains couplers, but since right now, it only involves a few freight cars. Replacing the extensive array of Accumate couplers is a higher priority, once the decoders are installed.I replaced those god-awful ScaleTrains couplers with Kadee whisker couplers. I am not really too sure why ScaleTrains felt that it was better to "reinvent the wheel"? Had to shim the Kadee's with a modified .010" washer to prevent drooping.
Pro sports are now about politics. So, should we no longer talk about pro sports because politics is not allowed here ?
Politics, nope but sports I am ok with. Politics within sports I don’t mind because a guy who makes 5 or 10 million a year has no clue what real working people go through. Hockey players and baseball players starting out do but after that 2nd contract they become out of touch. I really don’t think whatever a sports celebrity says people pay that much attention too. Everything is a phase.
Garry, Tom L, and Louis: I'm not fond of entertainment organizations , or entertainers pandering to special interests or causes, when their function is to entertain. They should be happy to collect their exorbitant compensation. After all in the scheme of things, nothing they do is important, or critical to life.
I have decided the prudent thing to do is to ignore what passes for a resumption of Hockey and a Baseball season, and withhold judgment until the next season begins. That way, I don't make the rash judgments that I'm prone to make at present.
All the extra handling, plus actually paying for the Kadees, would add as much as $10 per unit. What amounts to a 10% Kadee surcharge would hurt their sales
Terry: I seriously doubt that an additional $10, would affect sales, it may have an adverse effect on their margins though.
I'm tired of lame excuses from importers as to why they can't do this or that that their customers find objectionable for one or another reason. It's obvious that most folks who buy their models, accept the product as produced.
I suppose I'm more of a collector than I give myself credit for, as opposed to a pure operator. I have more passenger cars than I can hope to ever use, and the same goes for locomotives. I'm amazed, as I go through my storage boxes looking for forgotten engines.
Monmouth Park Race Train moving Westward through Red Bank, in July 1967 - Photograph by Hal Smith.