I respect your point about MTH and I too am disappointed with the firm in several ways, but do appreciate the investment they made in continuing the excellent SHS track system, which I use extensively and believe among the best. I also purchased their F-3's (Santa Fe A, A and Union Pacific A & B) with the excellent SHS bodies and detailing design and enhanced sound and control systems, which are amazing and I believe good value for the money.
I am cautiously hopeful other investments will be made, but also note in a recent interview it looked like the firm to me was most guarded as to future products, noting specifically (as I remember it) the very small market in S.
I thank you also for helping in the past when I had some repairs needing to be done (Lionel Legacy control system and an MTH F-3 Engine), and you generously gave of your time and knowledge to a stranger. Much appreciated and I continue to be amazed at the knowledge and caring by you and those in this hobby.