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Old 11-30-2019, 12:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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As above there is mostly MTH and Accucraft that is busy in 1:32. As far as 1:20.3 it has mostly come to a halt new model wise that I can see. Bachmann while officially has not said it has quit 1:20.3 it is pretty well known that without Mr. Riley it is pretty well gone. There is quite a bit on the secondary market still except for a few models like the K-27 which is pretty scarce.


The next big player is AMS/Accucraft which still has its rolling stock but I notice is not filling out of stock items (refrigerators and high sides are gone out of the estore) and no idea if they will or not. There again there is a healthy secondary market.


That being said there are plenty of Accucraft live steam and electric locomotives on the secondary and Accucraft has just announced that it may release a 1:20.3 model of the DRG&W #315 and #318 both in live steam and electric. A nice little consolidation that should be able to handle tighter curves.



Missouri Locomotive Company is still marketing their little brass logging locomotives including a neat little three truck two cylinder shay (as an aside that would be a great live steam model if Accucraft cared to try).


As with everything else in model railroad hobby and others as well, a lot of the younger generation has not picked up these hobbies and as such many manufacturers are slow to bring new things out or have gone out of business.
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks to everyone who shared.

I'm now dangerously leaning toward 1:20.3. The links to Accucraft and Roundhouse did it.
I'll cut some new ties for my rail and switches and run my current equipment while I collect the funds for---first a small inexpensive electric diesel and then a live steam engine : Ruby or Sammy? (For another thread:roll eyes

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Old 12-02-2019, 11:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks to everyone who shared.

I'm now dangerously leaning toward 1:20.3. The links to Accucraft and Roundhouse did it.
I'll cut some new ties for my rail and switches and run my current equipment while I collect the funds for---first a small inexpensive electric diesel and then a live steam engine : Ruby or Sammy? (For another thread:roll eyes

Jeff in Redondo Beach



Do not get me wrong nothing bad with a Ruby or such but as I found out pretty soon something a little larger beckons. The later run longer and are a bit more controllable.



Anyway, however you go and whatever you get have fun.
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