mark s posted:
.......and Key lists a Big Boy project on their website ! Maybe George is working in a saturated Big Boy market !? So, hold the Big Boys, and do a Rock Island 4-8-4 !!!!
I don't have figures to back up the accuracy, but I have read or heard at various sites on the web, that the 2 most imported locomotives are the Big Boy and Cab Forward. Whether these sources are referring to O scale, HO scale or all scales combined I'm not certain.
Apparently there is a faction of devotees with deep pockets, searching for the ultimate model, that support production of these models, that proven by the fact that they (importers) keep having them built.
Mark, You'll have to lure away some of those BB buyers, and note: I am NOT one of them.