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Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« on: February 07, 2013, 09:44:18 AM »
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Get your requests in - it looks like 95% HO scalers are responding....


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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 10:35:00 AM »
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I've had my fun...

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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 10:53:26 AM »
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No FB for me, so no fun for me.

I'd probably just complain that they devote too much energy to N scale and they really need to direct those resources towards HO  :trollface:
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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 12:07:04 PM »
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Sigh.... Roadway Mack R cabs. More dump trucks. More cement mixers. Anything really, I'm easy to please.
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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 12:13:21 PM »
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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 02:00:07 PM »
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If only Athearn made a cement mixer from the 60s.


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reciprocating bilge pump...


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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 02:01:23 PM »
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Didn't they just people at Amherst that N scale is on the back burner until they get HO production back up to normal levels???

Why waste your breath?

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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 03:21:50 PM »
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Why waste your breath?

Within other modelling circles, manufacturers have said they get more feedback via face book than forums, consequently they are taking less notice of forums and relying on their Facebook page. Sign of the times, Face book is 'cool', forums aren't.

If you want N scale stuff from Athearn you do what it takes to be heard.

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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 03:27:12 PM »
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My suggestion is ask the forums , that's where concerned modelers hang out . If they hung out on the forums they wouldn't need to ask on the risky facebook site .

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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 03:56:37 PM »
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My suggestion is ask the forums , that's where concerned modelers hang out . If they hung out on the forums they wouldn't need to ask on the risky facebook site .

But where else are you going to get suggestions for CGW SD40-2's.   :P


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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 04:31:39 PM »
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But where else are you going to get suggestions for CGW SD40-2's.   :P

10:1 says a CGW SD40-2 gets done before 99% of the requests on FB today.

I like how everyone ignored "existing" [tooling].
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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 05:43:14 PM »
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Not me!

I asked for more LPG cars!  That would make me happy! ::)

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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 07:51:22 PM »
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You really have to wonder how they are going to go through hundreds of replies, each one with numerous requests, and make any sense of it. This looks like an exercise in corporate BS, not unlike the recorded message that you get whenever you call a company and are informed that "your business is important to us" right before you put on hold for 15 minutes.

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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 07:59:41 PM »
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I haven't posted this because I'm afraid it might get removed:

Focus on getting those SD40-2s to market (hopefully with a corrected wheelbase). May as well make them in N-scale as well.
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Re: Athearn asking for suggestions on Facebook
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 08:02:23 PM »
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How is Facebook any different than the 10-page thread they would get here?  It is harder to anonymously dump on companies on Facebook...

They'll sort through it and maybe find something of interest, or just confirm decisions already made.  I can't see how it will hurt.