Menards World Headquarters and Tunnel Insert

Hi Everyone,

We are curious how many of you use the "tunnel insert" that comes with the World Headquarters building vs. running a train through it. 

As you can imagine, there is a cost associated with making the tunnel insert and we are wondering if we should continue offering this feature.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
-Mark the Menards Train Guy

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I really like the tunnels on the power and salt factory buildings. They make integration to the layout much easier. Most layouts have more track than space, so the tunnel helps finding a space. The tunnels should be at least 7 inches tall.

Chuck TCA LCCA ARRL BMWMOA

Menards posted:

Hi Everyone,

We are curious how many of you use the "tunnel insert" that comes with the World Headquarters building vs. running a train through it. 

We are wondering if we should continue offering this feature.

 

Best thing you have designed yet. I have no track locations to utilize the tunnel but as a free-standing building with the insert it works great! My York Hotel uses the insert and it looks snazzy.

On another note is there any chance you will offer the people figures used on the various buildings as a separate sale item? I have had many people ask me where they came from.

I think you would sell many of them if sold in lots of say 24 figures or so. It would be another Menards product line for your Model train collectibles. 

Mark

cjack posted:

I really like the tunnels on the power and salt factory buildings. They make integration to the layout much easier. Most layouts have more track than space, so the tunnel helps finding a space. The tunnels should be at least 7 inches tall.

The 7" is for some tall cars like cranes, auto loaders with non-stock autos, elevated rocket booms, and most important; electric locos pantographs!

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I have used all the buildings with the tunnel inserts in them. It does give you the option of putting the buildings over a track. 

I would like to see more hi-rise buildings along with buildings that are partially built. I could use the crane in a construction scene. 

Dave

In the battle of cost vs flexibility, at the price points these are sold at flexibility is the clear winner.

If there was a 15% to 25% increase in costs coming for the flexibility that the insert gives, then I might give it a second thought, but at more or less $125.00 on these large buildings the insert should be retained.

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I don' use the tunnels . I kit bashed the American Power to close it off. In the process  of closing off Pepsi  plant. My World Headquarters (that I have changed to Wells Fargo) and the hotel are on a city block using the inserts. I would like to see inserts that close the tunnels that match the building wall. The buildings Menards are releasing are fantastic can't wait to see what is coming next! 

Is the "tunnel insert" used in multiple items? If so, why not sell it as a stand alone item? Personally, if I wasn't going for an agrarian themed layout, I'd grab the HQ and use the insert.

You could have a steam train, if you'd just lay down your tracks.

Absolutely keep the tunnel insert, the more flexibility in a building the better! I like Deuce's idea of making them available separately also! Would make it easier for smaller layouts with less track. If I had track running through all my Menards buildings you'd never see the trains! LOL I also love the idea of selling packs of people separately! That would be an instant big time hit! Are you listening Dad?

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