17 years ago
of not producing the entry level F units in that scale. It appears that
they are only interested in selling the high priced, RTR units. To my
friend, who DID complain to them, the entry level locomotives are very
important to the rug rats and older, who just may like what they see.
If they take it out in the dirt or flush it, at least Dad hasn't spent
big bucks. If the new fan likes what he sees, there is a new member of
our esteemed brotherhood, and more business for Athearn, and others.
As for me, I like to put the stuff together, maybe change some stuff, or
add details. I don't need an assembled item. For that reason I only
buy used items that I can modify to my liking. I guess I'm a minority.
I even paint and decal!