TT Scale Buisness

Re: TT Scale Buisness

Postby LVG1 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:03 am

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Importing from NA models from Europe. It is my opinion that financially at this time there can be only one. There are some here who will be unhappy with me saying this but I really believe it to be the case. The margins are slim and volume is low. In order to make it worth while ($$$) for someone to do, competition should be non existent.


Don't quite understand what you're getting at here.

Actually, I addressed it to English being a foreign language to me. But considering that even Americans have problems to understand the intention of this statement, I also dare to support this question.
I don't understand what is tried to tell, too.

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Advertising


Of one the most cost effective advertisement is an article about TT scale in Model Railroad Craftsman, Model Railroader or Model Railroad Hobbyist magazines. Plus you get paid for the article. Anybody up to writing an article? I have seen one person on MRH post on TT. Can't remember who it was at the moment. Actually make that three, add me and Dave. That's good, but not good enough. Many will skip over a post in a forum if it doesn't interest them.

How about the "GuiTTar case"? It's an award-winning layout. So it may gather interest—independent of the readers preferred scale. When does somebody write an article about the "GuiTTar case" for some magazine(s)?
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Re: TT Scale Buisness

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:00 am

"Importing from NA models from Europe." should say "Importing NA models from Europe."

You want more models available to attract more people to the scale? You gotta import the European stuff. In case you haven't noticed, the vast majority of kits and ALL RTR are coming from across the Atlantic.
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Re: TT Scale Buisness

Postby j p » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:39 pm

Bernd wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:"Importing from NA models from Europe." should say "Importing NA models from Europe."

You want more models available to attract more people to the scale? You gotta import the European stuff.


That's true. But who knows the North America, includes Canada, better than the modelers here? I'm starting to get the impression that anybody that want's to produce a piece of rolling stock, motive power or other item in the US is frowned upon. If that's the case, then I might as well make items for myself only.

Bernd


The 1937 AAR 40' boxcar models were developed in US, and sold from US for many years. I have many other good models made in US.
SW1200s and the new tankcars had their US and Canadian advisers. Those few errors on the models were not caused by the advisers or lack of documentation. The manufacturer just did not listen :)
Why the country of origin matters to you? With this approach, the only model I would have in TT would be a rail bicycle!
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Re: TT Scale Buisness

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:17 pm

Bernd wrote:I'm starting to get the impression that anybody that want's to produce a piece of rolling stock, motive power or other item in the US is frowned upon.
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There is no frowning upon. Because there is nothing to be frowned upon. The only RTR stuff to come out of North America were the GoldCoast cars and everyone loves them (the business was sold to LokNRoll (Germany) last year).

Kits developed in NA have been bought and enjoyed. But still the VAST majority comes from Germany.
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Re: TT Scale Buisness

Postby Rob M » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:18 pm

International trade/shipping isn't really a big deal. Most of my gondolas and railboxes were sold to overseas customers. In most cases the orders were for multiple people and the shipping was combined into one and then distributed once reaching the destination country. That seemed to work well for all involved. We could/should do the same on this side of the pond.
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Re: TT Scale Buisness

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Re: TT Scale Buisness

Postby CN-TT » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:00 pm

LVG1 wrote:How about the "GuiTTar case"? It's an award-winning layout. So it may gather interest—independent of the readers preferred scale. When does somebody write an article about the "GuiTTar case" for some magazine(s)?


I'd love to promote TT with the help of my GuiTTar case! BUT, I'm not exactly what you would call a writer. I'd prefer to be some kind of a dialog partner in an interview. So, if there is a writer out there, let me know.
I was wondering what will happen at/after the Portland NTS?
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Re: TT Scale Buisness

Postby TinGoat » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:30 pm

CN-TT wrote:
LVG1 wrote:How about the "GuiTTar case"? It's an award-winning layout. So it may gather interest—independent of the readers preferred scale. When does somebody write an article about the "GuiTTar case" for some magazine(s)?


I'd love to promote TT with the help of my GuiTTar case! BUT, I'm not exactly what you would call a writer. I'd prefer to be some kind of a dialog partner in an interview. So, if there is a writer out there, let me know.
I was wondering what will happen at/after the Portland NTS?


I write well enough, I think...

I'm not sure I could do it justice, but I could try.

I wrote about On30 Module Standards in Light Iron Digest, but they'll publish anything...

Reinventing the wheel again: Part II
http://www.vif.com/users/r-rhurlbut/On30-Modules/LEG/ped.pdf

And a couple of other things on my website -

Free-MOn30: Interface Plate Scenic Profile:
http://www.vif.com/users/r-rhurlbut/On30-Modules/Free-MOn30/Interface.pdf

Interface Plate White Paper:
http://www.vif.com/users/r-rhurlbut/On30-Modules/Free-MOn30/White-Paper.pdf

It's a visual medium and the pictures need to be stellar. Some magazines will accept hi-rez photos and others will insist on using their own photographer.

If you can't wow them with the photography they may not bite.

Also, I've heard that some magazines will sit on material for a long time. If they do decide to publish anything, it could be months or years before you actually do see the article printed.

I think that you can push the speed if you make an article time sensitive. Like reporting on a 2015 train show would be time sensitive because it wouldn't make sense to wait 2 years before printing...
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Re: TT Scale Buisness

Postby TinGoat » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:46 pm

Bernd wrote:Here's a place that would probably love to get your idea of a railroad in a guitar case. It's a perfect fit for what is presented on this website. Great exposure for TT scale. It doesn't look like much needs to be written either. At the home page scroll to the bottom to contact them. http://www.carendt.com/

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I agree.
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Re: TT Scale Buisness

Postby TinGoat » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:52 pm

Looking at the "The GuiTTar Case" thread here on the forum http://www.ttnut.com/the-guittar-case-t2340.html and the attached gallery, there may be enough material to make an article and a Carl Arendt Micro/Small model layouts addition.

Give me a week (Or two) and I'll try to crank something out.

There might be enough material contained in the forum for a couple of other articles too.

The more submissions, the better chances of getting something published.
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