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Making quality trains outside of China
« on: September 07, 2019, 06:05:31 AM »
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 06:52:30 AM »
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 10:46:35 AM »
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Some of the recent Fleischman locos have been made in Romania.
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 01:52:02 AM »
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Micro-Trains (and Kadee) have been making them here in the US for years. 
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 05:44:56 AM »
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Micro-Trains (and Kadee) have been making them here in the US for years.

Yes -- true -- I stumbled across the first video -- and wanted to show that they do make trains elsewhere .. to be fair, here is a MT factory tour


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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 08:45:24 AM »
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Micro-Trains (and Kadee) have been making them here in the US for years.

Yes, but no locos.

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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 03:29:02 PM »
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First video never opens.
Anybody have a fix?   
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2019, 03:37:35 PM »
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The Roco video is old because I posted it here about 4-5 years ago.

EDIT:  damn it was only earlier this year  :|
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=47009.msg617200#msg617200

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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2019, 03:46:37 PM »
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Another one. Both videos from 2016:
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2019, 03:49:07 PM »
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Micro-Trains (and Kadee) have been making them here in the US for years.

And MT had become a pretty low quality offering. They have reduced details on cars as other manufacturers have increased them. For example the roof hatches on 2 Bay hoppers are molded on where they used to be a separate part. Roof walls are molded plastic where others are using etched metal. MT is equivalent to Atlas Trainman now at over double the cost.
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2019, 03:56:59 PM »
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Also on the Microtrains video notice around 7:02 that they are "researching" from the Intermountain website  :lol:

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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2019, 04:32:06 PM »
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The Roco video is old because I posted it here about 4-5 years ago.

EDIT:  damn it was only earlier this year  :|
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=47009.msg617200#msg617200


I could have sworn that I have seen that Roco video earlier - thanks for confirming that Chris.
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2019, 04:33:29 PM »
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Fleischmann makes quality products for sure.  Take a look at the pricing of those products though.  If American modelers were willing to pay those prices, there might be some more items made in the States.
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2019, 04:33:58 PM »
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First video never opens.
Anybody have a fix?   
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Maybe you can copy/paste the URL below directly into your browser?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOL2aHJbBAM
Or go to Youtube and search for "The Building and Design of a New Model Train Locomotive" uploaded by user ReynauldsEuroImports .
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Re: Making quality trains outside of China
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2019, 05:48:01 PM »
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Fleischmann makes quality products for sure.  Take a look at the pricing of those products though.  If American modelers were willing to pay those prices, there might be some more items made in the States.

Its give and take I guess, its like how part of me wants to say I'd pay that premium but know that I'll often go for the cheaper option when prompted. And that now its rare that I buy brand new trains given how often I buy at swaps.

But hey at least we aren't like the kooky parts of 00 modelers that make it seem like we should burn down the manufactures for having the gall to charge more than 25usd for a locomotive.
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