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MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« on: December 05, 2007, 02:35:17 PM »
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From Trainboard http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?t=93861&page=3:

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"the first batch of roller bearing trucks were produced *before* MTL released their turnouts – they worked fine on Marklin turnouts, but MTL changed the rules a bit on us."

Not sure if this is the place to get into a spitting match with you Rob, but the lack of engineering and quality control by Ajin (I suspect) has nothing to do with our switches. What "worked" on Marklin is not the standard to embrace because the problems with those switches are legendary. Once AZL wheel sets are brought into NMRA compliance they work pretty well actually, but that's out of my control. When the problems with your locomotives first arose, my first reaction was to let folks know that if they adjusted the wheel base to NMRA Standards they would work...and I think history has born that out. My first reaction was not point fingers and accuse you or Hans of a lack of Quality Control. I knew what the problem was and realized it was in some ways out of your control and not something you anticipated. We didn't design our product not to work with yours...we found the problem early on, thinking it was an isolated case, adjusted the wheel sets and they worked fine on our prototypes. As you can tell, I'm sort of over the finger pointing, you lacked quality control at the factory and were ill served by them, you took steps to correct it, and did and that bodes well for you.

Blaming us over and over again doesn't make a false statement true. I think a better way of saying the above is: "the first batch of roller bearing trucks were produced *before* we found a credible manufacturer– they worked fine on Marklin turnouts, and now they will work on all turnouts designed to work with NMRA Standards and Practices currently available"

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With all the commotion about Atlas Cd 55 being NMRA compliant, and MTL pizza cutters being out of compliance... Now Joe from MTL goes off on AZL about AZL not following NMRA standards???

Seriously???
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 03:01:45 PM »
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...huh-huh huh-huh...  (my best Butthead impression)

It's awfully tempting to call him out on that...  given MTL's recent decision to ditch NMRA-compliant low-profile wheels in favor of their old pizza-cutters.

I'm gettin' myself in enough trouble 'round PCM and Trains.com forums, so I'll let someone else fall on this sword.
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 03:17:05 PM »
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I'm gettin' myself in enough trouble 'round PCM and Trains.com forums, so I'll let someone else fall on this sword.

Edit: Removed my comment because it was not related to Z (and I was being a dick)
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 03:18:15 PM »
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Do it Dave! Do it!

I'd be right there with you except for two reasons:
1. I don't think I have a valid trainbored account
2. I don't care what MTL does anymore, because with each action they seem to be making themselves LESS relevant to me

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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 03:20:58 PM »
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Calling Joe out on drainboard would result in a 78 page thread on how great Micro Trains is and how much people want 89' flats (with his response being they made them in DODX ;D)
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007, 03:40:04 PM »
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Calling Joe out on drainboard would result in a 78 page thread on how great Micro Trains is and how much people want 89' flats (with his response being they made them in DODX ;D)

You're kidding right?  3 pages in, the thread would vanish into thin air, and a couple people would get "Permently Dispatched".
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 04:08:58 PM »
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Do it Dave! Do it!

I'd be right there with you except for two reasons:
1. I don't think I have a valid trainbored account
2. I don't care what MTL does anymore, because with each action they seem to be making themselves LESS relevant to me

I`ll drink to #2 on that list Ed, Dont care what MTL comes out with or what the price is..
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 04:14:40 PM »
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Calling Joe out on drainboard would result in a 78 page thread on how great Micro Trains is and how much people want 89' flats (with his response being they made them in DODX ;D)

You're kidding right?  3 pages in the thread would vanish into thin air...

He didn't say it would _end_ at 78...

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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 04:28:46 PM »
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Calling Joe out on drainboard would result in a 78 page thread on how great Micro Trains is and how much people want 89' flats (with his response being they made them in DODX ;D)

You're kidding right?  3 pages in the thread would vanish into thin air...

He didn't say it would _end_ at 78...

Oops... I forgot to say the poor soul who started the thread would be banned from model railroading forever!
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 04:37:05 PM »
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With all the wind up there lately , is MTL still on the pacific coast , or was it blown closer this way ? ::)

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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007, 04:37:23 PM »
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Calling Joe out on drainboard would result in a 78 page thread on how great Micro Trains is and how much people want 89' flats (with his response being they made them in DODX ;D)

You're kidding right?  3 pages in, the thread would vanish into thin air...

He didn't say it would _end_ at 78...

I added a comma to clarify... my comment meant it would end at 3 pages due to dissappearance.
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007, 04:39:21 PM »
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Calling Joe out on drainboard would result in a 78 page thread on how great Micro Trains is and how much people want 89' flats (with his response being they made them in DODX ;D)

You're kidding right?  3 pages in, the thread would vanish into thin air, and a couple people would get "Permently Dispatched".


What kind of a$$hat would get himself "Permently" Dispatched?  :P  ;D

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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2007, 04:51:41 PM »
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Calling Joe out on drainboard would result in a 78 page thread on how great Micro Trains is and how much people want 89' flats (with his response being they made them in DODX ;D)

You're kidding right?  3 pages in, the thread would vanish into thin air, and a couple people would get "Permently Dispatched".


What kind of a$$hat would get himself "Permently" Dispatched?  :P  ;D

Sounds like a mental disease. 
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2007, 01:37:11 AM »
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Holy **** guys, I 'bout got ran over by a death star a few weeks ago when, in another forum, I got all over MTL for multiple reasons. I thought I was all alone out here, but I feel just like Ed, by their own choice, they just aren't relevant anymore. Haven't bought a MT car in probably 5 years. Don't see any reason to do so, and in every respect they keep moving away from the needs of what used to be their marketplace.
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Re: MTL employee chews out another manufacturer over NMRA compliance
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2007, 03:20:00 AM »
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induced me to leave after my describing the original tunnel motors as 'steaming yard loafs' in a post during all the uproar.  My post was signifgantly changed by moderators to make it more 'family friendly'.  I was told in no uncertain terms that the moderating team would be watching me closely and any other unfriendly comments would result in severe action.  I closed my account and have been happier ever since...

MT needs to decide if they want to be relavent...
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