MDC future (wasRe: BLI J's and M's)

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Fri Jul 2 22:30:05 EDT 2004

I think you missing something. Horizon owns Athearns and now MDC as well.
There is a lot money floating around there, but there is an underlying
reason for buying these companies which  I believe you are not privey to and
I am not at liberty to discuss. Horizon will do everything it can to make
the newly acquired companies become even more profitable. Look for more
happenings in the future.
John Lisica
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 > I think that assuming the MDC locomotives are going to be discontinued is
 > jumping to conclusions.  Remember, it is not Horizon that will be calling
 > the shots, but the guys at Athearn, who have proven their fondness for
 > companies' tooling with their upgrades and releases of former Rail Power
 > Details West products.  Maybe production will move to China, or the
 > will only be offered ready to run, and of course there will likely be a
 > delay while they move, but Athearn already knows a thing or two about
 > squeezing money out of decades old tooling.  And even if Athearn would
 > choose not to continue production of the MDC locomotives, somebody else
 > be more than willing to stand up and take a crack at it.  Old tooling
 > dies, it just changes owners.
 > Marty Flick
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 > > It is due to the regulations in CA, it is why you see the warnings on
 > > some packages of parts you buy(at least I do in Utah).  They could make
 > > the parts in CA, but they are not setup to do so.  The problem is that
 > > to make money, they can not have two production facilities so the one in
 > > CO will be closing and so I believe the MDC line of locomotives will
 > > also be gone.  I hope not as I really like them.
 > >
 > > Kurt S. Kramke MMR
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