TT Nut GE U30B

Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby LVG1 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:38 pm

That's Tillig's company policy. They don't want to support "rivals".

Wörner also discontinued his production of small series of differently painted Tillig modells because Tillig refused to go on delivering the basic modells. And Wörner really made only small series (150 ... 300 modells per item) of mainly phantasy liveries (beer cars and so on). So he really did not compete against Tillig.

You can't do anything against this narrow-mindedness. :(
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby Marquette » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:16 pm

Are they *that* stupid not to realise that "hey, this is increasing our income"...?
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby LVG1 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:59 pm

Marquette wrote:Are they *that* stupid not to realise that "hey, this is increasing our income"...?


They rather think:
Today he's using our modells.
Tomorrow he will copy what's built up on our experiences.
The day after tomorrow he'll challenge our market.
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:06 pm

No point in anyone "looking into it". I had a good friend in Germany who's in the industry and knows everyone talk directly with Herr Hoffman. Initially everything seemed ok but I think he misunderstood that I only wanted a few spare parts for my models. When I tried getting what I need things went nowhere.
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby Arseny » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:11 pm

Ok; I can understand that they do not want to sell power units or spare parts.
But why not buy READY locomotives?..
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby LVG1 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:20 pm

Arseny wrote:But why not buy READY locomotives?..


It's the same problem like with power units and spare parts. Tillig don't want to deliver if the amount is high enough so that they could suspect a commercial use.
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby Arseny » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:24 pm

And what about Piko or Roco?..
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:03 pm

That will not work either - drives the costs up way too much.

Trust me, I've been through every scenario multiple times.
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby CSD » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:44 pm

The option of using parts or an entire locomotive from a different manufacturer is easily solved. The kit guys build on the work of others, so they simply supply the kit and have the customer buy the manufacturer parts themselves. That way the big boys don't have to worry about their products being rebranded and the little guys don't get pinched. Unfortunately, the customer is required to go out of their way and it is not exactly cheep.

ConducTTor's difficulties are ten fold, however. The above option does not help if one wants to produce a complete kit at a reasonable price.

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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:56 am

Courtesy of Rob M. A bit of development on my gearboxes :smile:

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