We were at a local hobby shop and it seems MTH has already had a negative impact on the model railroading hobby. It seems they forced Broadway Ltd. to disable their speed control from their most recent offering. I guess the rest of the hobby will cave under the threat of lawsuits by MTH.
Broadway Ltd. included a letter in the box explaining their decision. I would guess that this could lead to the demise of all of these companies. MTH has steadfastly said that they will pursue lawsuits against any company that uses this speed control and other technology that was invented as early as the1940's and recently patented by MTH.