@Yellowstone Special posted:
Well, I have NO concerns with the new MTH companies, because I have no MTH locos or transformers and am glad of that. I operate only Lionel locos made between 2006 and 2013 with no problems. But as an outsider to MTH looking in, I don't see how 3 parts of a fragmented company can be better that 1 whole company. Good luck to you MTH-ers.
No one has said the current situation is better than having original company intact, its only better than having zero support or product. Continuing availability of parts is a significant plus. Owners of MTH product have an advantage in that most all items the parts used in recent production can be used to keep older product running. Lionel owners will have harder time doing that as changes to the same prototype over the years in many cases have different mechanics and definitely different electronics.
When a part finally does fail on your 2006-2013 items see check what your options are to keep it running. Hundreds of the parts are now listed as NLA.