4-8-0 "survey" results

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Fri Jul 31 15:33:55 EDT 2015

Great job gentlemen. Keep on going.
Charlie Long

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>

> interesting its NOT BLI,  your making me think who in the market may go
> this direction, I have one or 2 clues, but its all guessing. good luck on
> this endeavor, its a positive direction, perhaps it will bounce more
> interest out there, one step at a time.
> -Lynn-
> On 7/29/2015 1:38 AM, nw-mailing-list-request at nwhs.org wrote:
> Subject:
> 4-8-0 "survey" results
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> Date:
> 7/28/2015 12:06 PM
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> I thought I should share the results.  We got a significant number of
> suggestions (mostly tactful, some not)that we clarify which M we were
> talking to the manufacturer/importer about.  Our discussions hadn't reached
> that level, as we were simply exploring the possibility of a "low price"
> N&W 4-8-0.  The results of the survey made it clear that our best bet is
> the M, specifically the way it looks (tender, fittings, etc.)at Strasburg
> today.  It is clear to most of our members that some mass-market appeal
> will, we think, substantially increase the viability of this project.
> I got some comments about getting my M, M-1, and M-2 straighter in my
> mind.  I don't have it where I want it, but I'm a lot closer than I was two
> weeks ago (thank you, again, and as always, Col. Jeffries and Harold
> Davenport).
> We got a good number of "You should do the M in a version with variations,
> especially tenders"; we're going to pass that on, but the
> cost-effectiveness of that will be determiend by the
> manufacturer/importer.
> We got a good number of "Instead of an M you guys should do []".  We're
> listening to all of that, but some are probably less likely than others.
> I'd like an LC-2, but I'm not holding my breath.
> And, we got a surprising number of "at that price I'd be interested in one
> or two".  I'm quite pleased we did this.
> We forwarded the results and constructive suggestions to the
> manufacturer/importer.  We've been asked to keep "his" name quiet for the
> time being.  It's not Broadway, but we're looking at that type of model
> with that level of quality and in that price ballpark.  We will keep you
> posted as to what happens next.
> For those of you who replied with expressions interest and constructive
> suggestions/comments/cirticism, thank you.
> Frank Bongiovanni, NWHS Modeling Committee
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