Originally Posted by navy.seal:
Is anyone concerned as I now am that MTH no longer carries in stock what I would consider some very basic repair parts for their reproduction Standard Gauge Ives passenger cars?
Makes me now wonder if in the future MTH will similarly not have in stock the tinplate parts I may need to repair the several expensive Tinplate locomotives I have purchased from them!
I bought one of the National Limited sets from the first run. One of the cars had a short in the wiring, and another would derail as soon as it hit a curve, due to a poorly-stamped truck frame. Even then, MTH had no available complete trucks, but sent another frame. So I had to have the bad truck removed, disassembled, frame replaced, reassembled...
I think it's ridiculous that they don't run an ample supply of extra parts to sell as well as stock for future replacement. If only I could buy MTH stock and complain at a stockholder meeting!
They did, however, make a run of Dorfan trucks when the passenger cars were released, and a lot of rolling stock is running after being sidetracked for many years.