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New pix of the Gypsy trolly

Here’s some pix from last weekends trainfest of John Kosma’s Gypsy Trolly line.



Coming soon, talk about excentric

Bill Laird sent us this and other photos. We have made it into a kit that will be available soon.

It includes a full interior though careful work will be needed to open the windows. It can be built either way.



Just astounded

I was recently going through our correspondance and customer lists and was rather astounded by the number of modelers of considerable repute and even fame who have built our kits and used our materials. I’d like to compile a list but I’m affraid I’d accidently leave someone out.

You can discribe a user base into 3 basic groups. On one end, The Early Adopters. These are adventurous who will try everything. They are atracted to things that set them appart from the average folks.  At the other end of the curve are the “Ludites”. They will never try our product just because it’s not _______ add medium here.(wood, plastic, plaster. etc.)

The biggest part of the market is right in the middle. They are open minded and creative but they would rather not take a risk. They watch what others do and adapt what makes sense to them.

This is the tipping point, The group we need to attract (and are) to find sustainable success. Thanks to you all who have built and worked with our materials. Even more important you have shared information and talked to others about our products and card modeling in general. Thanks to your efforts and your words, we are seeing growth in the middle demographic.

You keep the faith, we’ll keep making quality models that hold down the expence while upping the quality and innovation.

Thank you all sincerely, as we enter the holiday season, our best wishes and thoughts are with you.



Issue concerning White Castles

Hi everyone.  We’ve been made aware that there are some problems with the White Castles kit, (Both Brick & Steel versions) that has been available for download and on the 1st. Street DVD.  The walls and roof just don’t match up.  We try very hard to present a quality product, but even with all our checks, we sometimes mess up.  So we have revised the model and made sure things fit like they are supposed to.  We have placed the various versions of the kit in the FREEBIES section and it will remain there for about 3 weeks.  After that, we will still have it vailable for folks that ask.  The download and DVD files have been corrected.  All of the files and sheets should indicate that they are “revised”.  Sorry for the problem.

Dave & Thom