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« on: December 31, 2012, 01:47:18 AM »
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Anyone know what happened to LookModel, the small run Japanese brass manufacturer, mostly focused on Amtrak, UP and BNSF stuff?

thanks,

Lou


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Re: LookModel
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 03:16:41 AM »
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Lou, I am really disappointed he's gone.  I would have LOVED to have gotten one of his Hollywood Beach SAL cars.

But all his websites are gone.

He was an excellent modeler, but a poor marketer.  When he sold these exquisite cars on ebay, he would have slightly fuzzy low powered photos.

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Re: LookModel
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 09:35:51 AM »
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Ron, I agree - I heard nothing but good things about his models....

Did I hear somewhere that he went to work for Kato or something???

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Re: LookModel
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 09:40:20 AM »
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The website seemed to go stagnant in the aftermath of the tsunami, but I hope that's unrelated.   :|
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Re: LookModel
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 11:23:58 AM »
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One of his ATSF big domes is on EBay right now....truly beautiful and the price so far reflects it :o
Otto K.

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Re: LookModel
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 11:26:26 AM »
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I think unrelated.

His website was stagnant for well over a year before going down.

His last project was the UP S2 slug.  His locomotives were not as good as his passenger cars.
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Re: LookModel
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012, 04:07:36 PM »
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If anyone ever finds out what happened, or has an e-mail address, or whatever, please tell.

I wish I had bought the Amtrak California cars before he disappeared.

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Re: LookModel
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012, 04:42:33 PM »
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Will do...  I've poked around all over and not come up with an answer....

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Re: LookModel
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012, 04:51:03 PM »
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One of his ATSF big domes is on EBay right now....truly beautiful and the price so far reflects it :o
Otto K.

Otto,
Do you have an item number on that EBay listing? I would like to see it.

Jon


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Re: LookModel
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2012, 05:42:05 PM »
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I agree! I wish I had jumped on some of the Pacific Surfliner cars. I can't believe they have been released in Z and HO, but not N!

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Re: LookModel
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2012, 07:22:24 PM »
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Thanks for the link Lou!!
I have never seen any of his creations and this one is nice looking.

Jon

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Re: LookModel
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2012, 08:35:24 PM »
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I think the dorms were 550-555, so 557 seems like an anomaly and I don't think anyone should bid (against me).
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Re: LookModel
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2013, 01:05:08 PM »
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I have one of his CNW "400" observation cars.  It's quite a nice model of a unique car that's not likely to be produced in plastic.

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Re: LookModel
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2013, 05:38:36 PM »
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Oh man this sucks. There were a few cars I wanted to pick up from him.
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!