Reply to "My first MTH locomotive and I’m curious..."

CoolHand posted:

I just bought my first MTH loco.... The first thing I noticed was the casting for the body is complete garbage. It should never have been painted... I had to fill and sand and fill and sand it before I could repaint it. D04881DD-31CE-4325-BFE5-4EB4E4B29993

CoolHand posted:

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The one thing that bothers me, is that nobody mentioned the DREADFUL casting. Does this mean it’s normal for MTH? Was the issue ignored because there isn’t anything that could be done? Has anyone seen such a rough casting on their MTH models?

To answer your question - No - I have never seen a casting defect on an MTH locomotive. Same goes for paint.

Here are pictures of my MTH Premier PRR GG1 #4876. The model has PS1 and dates from around 2000. I see no casting or paint defects on the body or trucks nor have I ever found such issues on any MTH product that I own.

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MELGAR

MELGAR_01_PRR_GG1_4876_17MELGAR_02_PRR_GG1_4876_02MELGAR_03_PRR_GG1_4876_16MELGAR_04_PRR_GG1_4876_07MELGAR_05_PRR_GG1_4876_14MELGAR_06_PRR_GG1_4876_15MELGAR_07_PRR_GG1_4876_01MELGAR_08_PRR_GG1_4876_05

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