S scale MTH boxcar heads up

RadioRon posted:
Rusty Traque posted:

That's not surprising.  They weren't even close to the prototype cars and more proof MTH doesn't even try to understand the S market.

Rusty

Since it is the only S boxcar MTH has in its line-up... perhaps they are just fine for the majority of people whose priority is just to have cars with those decorations on them... regardless of whether they are "prototypical."

Let's put it this way:

These things were released 6-7 months ago and they didn't even make the "5 or less in stock" list.  If they were just fine for the majority of the people who wanted boxcars with these decorations they wouldn't have wound up on the Bay at blow-out prices.

MTH must have recognized that in spite of the honorific decorations, these cars were losers for them.

Rusty

banjoflyer posted:
Rusty Traque posted:

Let's put it this way:

These things were released 6-7 months ago and they didn't even make the "5 or less in stock" list.  If they were just fine for the majority of the people who wanted boxcars with these decorations they wouldn't have wound up on the Bay at blow-out prices.

MTH must have recognized that in spite of the honorific decorations, these cars were losers for them.

Rusty

Well I guess that's one way to see it. Another might be... "We are doing these paint schemes in multiple scales...let's see how they do in S scale." said someone at MTH.

And my guess is they have not done well.

Rusty

They are also selling piggy back flatcars with trailer. Just bought 5 different ones. B&O PRR WM GN & PFE. Click on one of the links that Mark posted then look at other items for sale on the e-bay page. 

Mark: thanks a lot. You just cost me $175.00. 

Forest.

Rusty Traque posted:
RadioRon posted:
Rusty Traque posted:

That's not surprising.  They weren't even close to the prototype cars and more proof MTH doesn't even try to understand the S market.

Rusty

Since it is the only S boxcar MTH has in its line-up... perhaps they are just fine for the majority of people whose priority is just to have cars with those decorations on them... regardless of whether they are "prototypical."

Let's put it this way:

These things were released 6-7 months ago and they didn't even make the "5 or less in stock" list.  If they were just fine for the majority of the people who wanted boxcars with these decorations they wouldn't have wound up on the Bay at blow-out prices.

MTH must have recognized that in spite of the honorific decorations, these cars were losers for them.

Rusty

Could it also be that they were poorly promoted & (obviously) never cataloged?  It is weird how some gain so much satisfaction out of bashing & belittling items that are of no interest to them..... deeming them inappropriate for the entirety of the S gauge universe!  If MTH had offered these in all other scales (which it has been pointed out that they did), but NOT S, some would be having a brain hemmorage over that... complaining that MTH is continuing to ignore & abandon S.    

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