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Re: Pan Am Railways IM SD40-2 PULLED!!!
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2017, 05:52:06 PM »
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Since it is Intermountain I would not be to concerned. They cancel roadnames and product runs all the time. 
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Re: Pan Am Railways IM SD40-2 PULLED!!!
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2017, 06:06:11 PM »
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That is not a good news for railroad modelers.  Especially if the licensing and royalties would extend to the other names, like B&M, MEC, Guilford and whatever else I left out.  We might not see any more models of those produced, or the extra cost might be passed onto the consumers.

While protecting trademarks is understandable (even though they are pretty much dormant and fading away), having those trademarks on models is basically free advertising for them. Why kill that by charging large royalties?  A token licensing fee should be all that is required.

we discussed this to deatch back in the  UP licensing days  :ashat:

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Re: Pan Am Railways IM SD40-2 PULLED!!!
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2017, 06:47:31 PM »
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we discussed this to deatch back in the  UP licensing days  :ashat:

Yup, we seem to have come around to it again - just like the current "China made" thread. Everythgin goes in cycles - even the Earth's climate.  :trollface:
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Re: Pan Am Railways IM SD40-2 PULLED!!!
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2017, 05:49:45 PM »
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Just a cynical question. Since the possibility of a license fee has not been verified yet, is it possible that this is an effort to attract interest (and possible sales) to a paint scheme that I have read is not that popular? I am on the West coast so not much interest in Pan Am locos so won't be getting any SD40-2s.

I do have a bit of a soft spot for Pan Am Airways since I remember flying on their planes, so I do have some freight cars and a pair of IM FP9s along with some plane models. I might get more freight cars but not planning on more engines.

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Re: Pan Am Railways IM SD40-2 PULLED!!!
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2017, 09:33:12 PM »
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Just a cynical question. Since the possibility of a license fee has not been verified yet, is it possible that this is an effort to attract interest (and possible sales) to a paint scheme that I have read is not that popular? I am on the West coast so not much interest in Pan Am locos so won't be getting any SD40-2s.
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I think this may be the correct answer, since IM has already produced Pan Am SD40-2s it is likely the demand isn't there to justify more.
FWIW there is still Pan am SD45-2s and B&M FT units / boxcars listed with release dates... 
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Re: Pan Am Railways IM SD40-2 PULLED!!!
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2017, 01:44:34 PM »
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I am with some of the others in that this is unconfirmed information. Someone "heard" from someone what IM has been told. Facts here are vaporware.

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Re: Pan Am Railways IM SD40-2 PULLED!!!
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 09:23:32 AM »
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OK I emailed Intermountain directly and received this response from them. Apparently not just rumor.

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Hi Jon,

Is true, PAR changed their licensing program.


> Was wondering what happened to the second release of the Pan Am Railways SD40-2 locomotives? I heard a "rumor" that there is some Licensing issues possibly, is this true?
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> Thanks, Sincerely
> Jon M. Landry