I was surprised to see James Wright, of the very, very popular youtube train review channel (mostly HO and N) reviewed a American Flyer RTR set as well as the new FlyerChief Baldwin. James has some 45,000 subscribers. I would venture to say that S Gauge Flyer just got the most mainstream attention with an audience likely in the dark on S Gauge that it ever has. Add in the fact that this set he is revieweing can be picked up on Amazon for around $175.00, and maybe we just brought a few more people into the S fold.
And yet...reading through some of the comments on YouTube some people still find a reason to complain about the video. Just amazing.
I have long thought it would be nice to see him review the Polar Express set on his channel for the exposure it would create. I still believe the FlyerChief PE set is superior to the O Gauge and HO Gauge PE sets being put out by Lionel.
I have long harped on the lack of RTR sets and corresponding exposure they (or any S Gauge) sets gets in the main stream train media geared towards a newbie crowd. This is the two birds with one stone scenario. I have largely departed S, but I still love it.
Anyway, I think this is fantastic exposure to S Gauge.