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MTH or whatever is left of MTH, will no longer have the capability to manufacture the remotes.

They are obviously still pumping out new locomotives & rolling stock. If they wanted to, a new remote could also be built. What is your source for "will no longer have the capability"?

Wow... okay then. MTH can make remotes but they refuse to do so even though their customers want them.  I’m not sure how that’s better?

How many customers??? Like it was stated earlier 40 maybe 50 from this thread? Let's just speculate and triple those numbers, the profitability still isn't there. How many of those 40 to 50 will cancel their orders when they realize a new remote will cost $400 Just so MTH can turn a profit?

MTH runs a business not a charity. A pithy order of 300 remotes doesn't make enough money unless the price for those remotes are well beyond what people are willing to pay. A DCS remote with an MSRP of $350 will price MTH out of business.

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@H1000 posted:

They are obviously still pumping out new locomotives & rolling stock. If they wanted to, a new remote could also be built. What is your source for "will no longer have the capability"?

How many customers??? Like it was stated earlier 40 maybe 50 from this thread? Let's just speculate and triple those numbers, the profitability still isn't there. How many of those 40 to 50 will cancel their orders when they realize a new remote will cost $400 Just so MTH can turn a profit?

MTH runs a business not a charity. A pithy order of 300 remotes doesn't make enough money unless the price for those remote are well beyond what people are willing to pay. A DCS remote with an MSRP of $350 will price MTH out of business.

You raise an interesting point, does this mean that remotes are “loss leaders” for train companies?

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