I quite agree. A small set of RTR loco options (or even just the one) would suit some people very well, including me. But if people can't agree what they want, and MTB haven't even been asked what they would be prepared to produce, I can't see that happening any time soon.CFRiad wrote:Different people have different preferences. Some people like assembling models from kits, painting, weathering. Others like creating beautiful realistic scenery. Other like operating layouts. Neither is more of a "real" modeller than the others. These preferences can come from pure interest and experience, or from constraints such as age, dexterity level, vision acuity, etc.krokodil wrote:Most of today modellers have troubles to open the new model, not to mention the maintenance etc. Of course most of them never get any experience with model construction and also not the skills to work with miniature parts.
I do not know what is the exact reason that none on the global market is interested in kits and part production for the "real" modellers, who want to put something together and enjoy the final self made vehicle on the layout
Maybe it would be better to focus on building on what is already being done by one or two people in the kit or component area. If a complete kit of motor, chassis, trucks, etches and a limited choice of decals were to be made available, all from one source, in small numbers, for one or more of the 3D print loco shells that are already available, I'm sure they would be snapped up. As second best to RTR, it's the lack of any kind of complete chassis/decal/etch package that's the problem, for me at least.
Failing that, some kind of list detailing who to get what from to make up your own chassis for a handful of different locos would be useful. As things are, I'm finding it difficult to know who to source different parts from if I decided to go down that route. It seems like a minefield.