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Thank you for your input. This is why I stated I am doing
research into what it will take to make this project come to fruition. If we
find it will not be at those prices then we will make the necessary changes
if the project moves forward after research is completed. If it doesn’t work
out then I will scratch build the locomotives myself for my layout. No one
makes a ¼ scale J #611 static display out of wood either but it is in
progress in my workshop.

I am primarily an HO modeler that has a very good friend (investor) willing
to help research the possibility of manufacturing some large scale models of
popular east coast steam locomotives. We have a large group of fellow
modelers here in VA supporting our iniative. We know that it is likely it
may not come to fruition but we are willing to try because MTH, Bachmann,
USA Trains, Aristocraft and so forth currently have none to offer.
Aristocraft I know has a 2-8-8-2 which from what I have heard and read about
sounds like a great locomotive. Just trying to see if there is any interest
outside of our group.

Jon Kelley

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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

What experience do you have in actually designing, manufacturing, importing
and distributing a product that leads you to say this? Also, are you the
propietor of Track 2 Hobbies?
Robb Fisher

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