James Fellows wrote:
We all have different priorities on what we want, I would rather have the County series then a Dinner, but that's just me. Perhaps if you sold the Grill and a diner as a set you could do both. Or better yet a County/grill set and a dinner/obs set and we could have all the cars with the exception of the rebuilt county cars.
What ever come out will be a vast improvement over what is available. There are also options for kitbashing out there by using Union Station sides.
Jim you really do have a love for the counties don't you ?
Unfortunately for you, A food service car is the overwhelming choice among the brethren. We only have 4 cars left in the series - 2 food service cars (Grill / Diner), 1 Obs & the 2 County cars (yes both flavors if we do them). The sleepers are a completely separate project so count them off the table for now.
Since the members want a food service car, the choices are: Grill or Diner. As much as we want to do both at the same time, we simply cannot afford to do both. So its a choice between either or but not both.
The Obs is not dead.....yet. It is very unlikely it will happen but never say never.
That leaves us with the County Cars. If we do then, we will be doing both versions - with & without baggage. Why both versions unlike the food service cars ? It is easier to manufacture a single shot body shell & add a few walls do make the extra drawing rooms than to create a completely different car like the grill or diner.
The only thing the same in the Grill - Diner are the trucks. The underframe arrangement is different (although the parts are the same), the interior is different, the body shell & roof are different. On the plus side, if we do either car, the major parts are there to do the other car & be cost effective.
With all this said, patience is your friend. We will get to the County cars in good time.