NorthWest Short Line Closing

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NorthWest Short Line Closing

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I just saw the announcement on facebook this morning.

NorthWest Short Line is closing:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 5813221465

The source for wheels and gears, etc...

The source for many tools...
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TinGoat wrote:I just saw the announcement on facebook this morning.

NorthWest Short Line is closing:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 5813221465

The source for wheels and gears, etc...

The source for many tools...
Well, that sucks.

Hopefully somebody with enough money is willing to take over.
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My first guess would be Walthers or Micro-Mark.
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Well shite...


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Bernd wrote:Best one to take over would be the owner of Fast Tracks, Tim Warris.

Bernd
Yeah, or the owner of Rapido Trains, Jason Shron.

Or a parnership between them.

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TinGoat wrote:My first guess would be Walthers or Micro-Mark.
NEVER...
They don't like to get their hands dirty...
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Richard-B wrote:
TinGoat wrote:My first guess would be Walthers or Micro-Mark.
NEVER...
They don't like to get their hands dirty...
My thoughts too- especially after the way Micro-Mark ripped off NWSL over he years

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areibel wrote:
Richard-B wrote:
TinGoat wrote:My first guess would be Walthers or Micro-Mark.
NEVER...
They don't like to get their hands dirty...
My thoughts too- especially after the way Micro-Mark ripped off NWSL over he years
You're right: In my defense, I did say "My first guess". :dance:

Those big companies would farm the actual work out to some third world factory and both quality and variety would suffer.

We need an under-employed Tool and Die Machinist that could do Model Railroad stuff on the side...
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TinGoat wrote:We need an under-employed Tool and Die Machinist that could do Model Railroad stuff on the side...
...or one who took early retirement so he can sustain NWSL for the next 20 years!
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Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

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When the wailing, moaning, and gnashing of teeth has quieted down a little more, remember that both SDP-SI and Boston Gear still exist, as well as their competitors.

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