The recent passing of Marty Fitzhenry and the outpouring of compliments and tributes to his many acts of kindness, caused me to think about all the missed opportunities I have had to acknowledge positive people and positive things. Perhaps you have squandered similar opportunities, too, so I thought I'd put this topic on the Forum. When we have something good to say, we can easily say something nice about a person, a manufacturer, or a model, any time we log onto the Forum.
I would like to say what a pleasure it is to have Scott Mann, of Sunset/3rd Rail and Golden Gate Depot, manufacturing model trains for us to enjoy. He runs a small business, and works long hours around the world, behind the scenes, to bring us quality locomotives and passenger cars. He listens to his customers like nobody else in the business does, and is unfailingly polite and positive when complaints are posted on the Forum. I personally have a number of his brass steam and plastic diesels, as well as his passenger cars of all kinds. Since they are small-batch, hand made models, they sometimes need small adjustments after unpacking, but the design and the detail are always a very good value at his reasonable prices. And he does not let pride prevent him from learning something from his last project, and improving on his next one.
Thank you, Scott.