O guage Y-6b

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Sun Dec 2 19:38:51 EST 2007


Three brass importers have announced the O Scale M's, and all three have failed to get enough people to order. Overland was first which I reserve 8 models. They only got 15 reservations.. Sunset was next and failed, and last PSC just dropped the M's after two [2] years with hardly any reservations. Scott Mann has told me that the M's were dropped and now the K2a streamline and the Y6b will be also. Beside, several O scale Y6b's have been produced and the market is over saturated two and three rail.

Hope this helps.
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Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: O guage Y-6b

I was one of those who reserved an O scale class M from Sunset 3rd rail. I would still buy two if they were being built. My 21 by 20 O scale garage layout seems very small every time the Y6b takes a run.

Sunset advertises that you can "reserve" your model. That is how they determine whether or not to go forward with the manufacturing. By the looks of it, the streamlined K will go off the offering as did the M because they are not gathering enough pre-orders.

Serveral years ago Precision Scale released a Z1a and Z1b but at a price of over 3000. (I think it was 4200.)
If Sunset (Third Rail) would offer a class Z. I would be interested.

It's a risky business to build in O scale. I respect the importers for their willingness to take the leap.
You HO ers sure do have it easier when it comes to getting a model. Look at all the great plastic an sound.

My 2 cents worth.
Tom Lewis, Jax FL.

In a message dated 12/1/07 9:29:17 AM, nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org writes:

Edk: I can't get them to produce anything. I need help. I do have two class "A's", four Y-3's, one Y-6b and one J but think about it how many people even know the difference between a Y-5 and aY-6? How many of them would be willing to buy another loco. A couple of rears ago they did not produce two versions of the M class twelve wheelers because of a lack of interest. Perhaps we can find some consensus of what we would like and approach sunset with some viable numbers. I know it can be done because it worked with the Northshore Electroliner Interburbans. Robert Starkweather

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