I've recently been checking out the latest new product info on
Rivarossi releases a new and improved Challenger (Yeah, a while back) Athearn is going to release a new Challenger
Athearn has a GP-60 P2K releases a GP-60 (Okay, that's understandable) Athearn is going to release a new GP-60 (But is it going to be better?)
Atlas releases an excellent GP38 P2K is going to release some sort of GP-38
Atlas has an spiffy RS-11 P1K is going to release an RS-11
Never mind the RS-2, GP-60, etc. etc. etc.
What's up with that? Do these companies really want to invest thousands in tooling for items which won't necessarily be any better than the already existing competition?
Or do they want to play like the airlines and see who can run at a loss for the longest - last one standing wins!
I don't know. I guess it just bugs me. Especially since I'd really like, oh, maybe a SD-24, or RSD-15 (low hood, thank you!) or something else interesting.
Ah, well, I guess I'll just never understand. I suppose that if P2K releases a GP-38 in a railroad I really want (GTW) that Atlas seems reluctant to, I'll probably buy it, but I have this funny feeling that the road names will look awfully familiar.