As the families that owned these businesses reach the point where they are
no longer able / willing to run grandfather's business, we will see more
and more consolidation.
Witness Europe: Bachman owns Liliput. Hornby owns Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef,
and a few others.
If Atlas does in fact get bought by someone, I would expect to see one of
1. Atlas's existing track products would be a major attraction to a
company already making a line of track, as that would expand their range
and offer some consolidation possibilities.
2. Altas's existing track products would be a major attraction to a
company that doesn't already offer any track products. Walthers line
already includes "code 83 line" or some such, so I'm not sure they would
go for it. Athearn/Roundhouse/Horizon/etc. doesn't make track though, do
The despammed service works OK, but unfortunately
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