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@mustang posted:

Mark @ Menard's;

Shouldn't you be calling this "Repurposed", rather than "New". You're just doing the same thing MTH and Lionel have done for years, where you take the same building, mold it in a different color and add some new stickers. I think you've bought and resold this building at least twice before, Quaker State as mentioned and maybe "Ford" in the earliest of years. I'm sure this is not a special build for Menard's, other than maybe the stickers.

Needless to say, I'm disappointed. I expected something better from Menard's. Please don't get stuck in that rut.

What's next, UPS Sign instead of FEDEX on the same building? Maybe Corvette Carl's instead of Mustang Sally's with Corvettes instead of Mustangs. I could go on and on.

Needless to say, this one is NOT on my radar.

I think Menards does a pretty good job in its' offerings be it repurposed buildings or not,  Sometimes we forget that Menards is not in the toy train business.  They are doing us a service by offering what they do.  Thanks Menards.  BTW where is Jack?

Excellent points. Putting a Mopar name on things also makes it better.

I’ve been waiting over 30 years for a 1966 Chrysler Newport convertible in daffodil yellow with a black top and interior. Frankly I’d be delighted in any color. This doesn’t exist on the planet, Menard’s! You could own the market!!

Yes. And when was the last time I heard anyone say "Chrysler Newport", though they were thick on the ground at one time? A friend had a beautiful '64 2-door hardtop Newport in college in the late 60's. I loved driving it, even with the square steering wheel. It was no 300K, but the 361 and Torqueflite would haul and handle well enough.

OK - I'm off topic here. Back to the trains.

@mustang posted:

Mark @ Menard's;

Shouldn't you be calling this "Repurposed", rather than "New". You're just doing the same thing MTH and Lionel have done for years, where you take the same building, mold it in a different color and add some new stickers. I think you've bought and resold this building at least twice before, Quaker State as mentioned and maybe "Ford" in the earliest of years. I'm sure this is not a special build for Menard's, other than maybe the stickers.

Needless to say, I'm disappointed. I expected something better from Menard's. Please don't get stuck in that rut.

What's next, UPS Sign instead of FEDEX on the same building? Maybe Corvette Carl's instead of Mustang Sally's with Corvettes instead of Mustangs. I could go on and on.

Needless to say, this one is NOT on my radar.

This item was also made by K-line first, also in a Texaco scheme, something I always wanted to point out with the Quaker State station but the Quaker State had upgrades vs. the K-line

@Allegheny posted:

Steve,

  I something thru the window, is Jack in the building?   Inquiring minds want to know.

Yes, you could look at it that way Power input Jack, I prefer to think of it as a large hose from the air compressor

Edit, I just realized you're probably talking about Jack the German Shepard, no I haven't been able to find his likeness at Rays, he and his brothers are currently hanging out at Wally's Gas Station and the Dairy Barn.

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@SteveH posted:

Yes, you could look at it that way Power input Jack, I prefer to think of it as a large hose from the air compressor

Edit, I just realized you're probably talking about Jack the German Shepard, no I haven't been able to find his likeness at Rays, he and his brothers are currently hanging out at Wally Gas Station and the Dairy Barn.

Thanks Steve!  Yes I was referring to the Jack the German Shepard.   Glad to hear he's having fun with his pal's instead of lying around all day!  He needs his steps too!

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