Then we all pay 5% more or buy undecorated.
It was interesting when I helped Athearn do the CalTrain Bombadier commuter
cars. Got some photos, Athearn decided to produce them, so I put them in
contact with CalTrain marketing which said, "Great. What neat publicity.
Thanks!" to Athearn. As a thank you (from me since Caltrain also was a great
help in getting me access to the yard for photos), I gave one of the
production cars to my contact there. They love it.
Why can't other roads see the PR value in this? Oh well, marketing is
generally not rocket science. I'll bet the roads don't even cover their
marketing time with the fees generated, and the blanket permission upon
request would cost about 90% less. Sigh.
in article email@example.com, MrRathburne at
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 1/7/04 11:00 AM:
If it's their legal right, then so what?
Kent in SD
"I want to be the candidate for
the guys with Confederate flags
on their pickups too."
--Howard Dean, running for
president of the Confederate
States of America
It's that very stupidity and general corporate legal bloody-
mindedness of the UP stance that annoys me. Marketing as
practiced is indeed not rocket science, and the practitioners
are certainly not rocket scientists; more like NASA and
Thiokol management types. If only they were aboard when the
Personally, I'm pretty much fine by the UP name to be charged, since it is
still in operation, but adding the D&RGW, C&NW, MoPac, etc to that list, of
which are fallen flags would be like me deciding that after I gave somebody
money and told them it was free, then to go back a year later and ask for
that money back...
that's the logic I see in it... NONE
Coke is in the soft drink business. Try selling a Coke box car, Coke
HO billboard, Coke key chain, Coke condom , etc without their
Or do a Disney character series of box cars and tell Disney it's none
of their business.
Methinks they'd disagree.
So what? Nice. Is it their legal right to BAN any use of ALL
roadnames on products? So what, no more decals, or decorated cars?
And why not have ACF ban the use of any of their car shapes? No more
hobby so what.
So what is a saying for losers and quitters.