Reply to "Is it likely that anyone will be making replacement parts in future for my lionel allegheny that is suffering from zinc rot?"

Dmaxdeere87 posted:
Ray Lombardo posted:

The amount of whining on this forum is ridiculous.  Some of you guys should just try eating prunes regularly.  

 I hope that some of you that are constantly unhappy can find a way to rediscover enjoyment in this hobby, or in another hobby.  Life is too short to constantly complain about such trivial things.  

 

 

If these big train companies would make parts for their trains a year after they sell them, wouldn't be any whining.  I have a hard time paying 2500 for an engine that you can't repair. I've worked at a train store part time my whole life, you should see the look on customer faces when I tell them that there's no parts for their big boy or Hudson they just spent 6 months saving for and that basically its gonna just sit on the shelf, I'm embarrassed to tell them. I really am. I feel so bad!  Imagine the look on kids faces. When parents come in for trains anymore, I sell them postwar steam engines we have. 

+1 I worked at the Depot in Lantana for a few years in the 90’s while in college. I loved it but I and never had to break bad news like that, but you are right I would have hated doing it. Pretty much all I did was repairs or rebuilds or go through used stuff we bought before it was put out for resale. That was really before Tmcc. Although you had the Marklin Digital system but I don’t remember having any issues with it at that time.

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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