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Re: Finally, new z scale trucks
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 08:17:03 PM »
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Just in time to compete with AZL, which up to now was the only source for Barbers.

The whole truck/coupler scene in Z scale is going to get ugly.
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Re: Finally, new z scale trucks
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 08:29:16 PM »
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The whole truck/coupler scene in Z scale is going to get ugly.

How you figure? 


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Re: Finally, new z scale trucks
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 01:38:07 AM »
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And there is a third source working on Z scale trucks...

Hopefully with the OEM ability of AZL but with wheelsets that stay in place and sideframes that don't look stretched.  ;)
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Re: Finally, new z scale trucks
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 02:24:17 AM »
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 Why does this sound familiar, they are doing just what they did back in the 60's when Kedee came out with the coupler. Would not sell to other manufacturers  wanted the market to themselves. But then they are Kedee.
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Re: Finally, new z scale trucks
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 02:47:35 AM »
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I bet Mike is talking about a truck with a correct wheelbase as well?

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Re: Finally, new z scale trucks
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 03:45:16 AM »
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Why does this sound familiar, they are doing just what they did back in the 60's when Kedee came out with the coupler. Would not sell to other manufacturers  wanted the market to themselves. But then they are Kedee.
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Micro-Trains just can't compete with companies selling rolling stock cheaper than MT can using their couplers.   

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Re: Finally, new z scale trucks
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008, 07:16:55 AM »
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I bet Mike is talking about a truck with a correct wheelbase as well?

Not sure, we'll have to wait and see what Bowser (if I'm correct) produces. More important than wheelbase would be consistent wheelset specs and functional couplers. AZL wheelsets, unfortunately, are all over the place (I can't run them at all on my layout, much as I'd like to), and while they look nice, the couplers are virtually useless. Having said that, I understand AZL is working on their next-generation versions.

It's still going to come down to a lot of this, I'm afraid:

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