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Thu Feb 5 11:27:41 EST 2009

At these suggested prices the models cannot be of any good quality. The "Scale" scale is 1/32.
MTH makes a good scale 1/32 product, if your source can follow these premises then you may have something, but they will not
be at the prices you quoted far from it! The HO market is reaching those prices, how in the world does he think a G scale product
would be when they a double their size. I so not think your investor is living in reality. I wish him well, but this will not happen.

Stephen Rineair

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I am investigating an opportunity presented to me and would like the NWHS lists input please. I unfortunately am not currently a member of the society, but have been a subscriber to the lists for a couple of years. Input I am looking for is would these sell well? Is there a market for G scale of these locos? Licensing the products?

I have an investor that came to me about the possibility of manufacturing highly detailed plastic G scale steam locomotives. By highly detailed he stated he wanted to offer a level of detail equal to proto200 and Broadway limited HO scale. He wants to do the A, J and K classes. The A and J class will of course include excursion version of #1218 and #611. The K class would be the J with the trailing truck change to two wheel. He also would like to offer service and excursion auxiliary water tenders. Also he is thinking of offering a limited run of the war baby J's the other would not be limited run. They will have sound and smoke as well. He does not want the retail price to exceed the following for each class.

A class - $999.00

J & K Class - $799.00

Water tenders - $249.00

All input is welcome good or bad. You can send me emails offline if preferable.

P.S. I have made note of prototypical functionality of the articulation for the A class. I have seen this mentioned on numerous threads here.

Thank you in advance

Jon Kelley

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