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Tim V wrote:Wasn't there a Mallard kit? I seem to remember there being loads in the bring and buy after the release of the Finney kit.
Yes, there was, but that brings us back to the Cooper Craft thread! As far as I can see, the Finney kit is the only one actually available now.
Does anyone have a Mallard kit they would like to part with?
grovenor-2685 wrote:NEAR future?
Do you have some "inside information"?
Probably referring to this http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3839
Thanks for pointing that out - better bring my piggy bank to Sforum! Shocking to see he has been at it 27 years - seems like yesterday...
Its a shame when good kit lines go off the market as the R & D that goes into them represents the major part of the production, once the tools are made producing relatively small runs (given the likely demand - or not - for some of the more esoteric prototypes) ought to be the easier part of the process. In my alter ego of 7mm narrow gauge we had the same problem when Kay Butler retired and passed the kit range over to ABS, some really good kits which were either 'in the pipeline' or withdrawn for re-tooling like the 4-6-0 Baldwin, never reappeared. Demand for this type of product will always be relatively low, so little by little as stock is sold off, the range gradually dwindles into oblivion. I suppose its a case of 'invest while you can'.
steve howe wrote:...when Kay Butler retired and passed the kit range over to ABS, some really good kits which were either 'in the pipeline' or withdrawn for re-tooling like the 4-6-0 Baldwin, never reappeared. ....
In fairness, ABS isn't the only one who's been good at making things disappear....
That would be an ecumenical matter.
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