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Date: 06/17/22 07:15
Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: tuxedorailfan

SXT just made a post on Facebook stating that they have aquired Fox Valley Models. I guess this addresses the website goof from last week. Hopefully they bring an update HO GP60 to the table!



Date: 06/17/22 07:16
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: xupshareholder




Date: 06/17/22 07:29
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: SPDRGWfan

Fox Valley had a lot of nice N scale stuff.  My concern is this may slow down some releases I'd like to see such as D&RGW and the standard SP SD45.



Date: 06/17/22 07:34
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: funnelfan

Whoa, that's a surprise. Did the owner of Fox Valley want to retire?

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 06/17/22 07:53
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: Lighter

> Whoa, that's a surprise. Did the owner of Fox
> Valley want to retire?

No. He already works in product development for ScaleTrains.



Date: 06/17/22 07:58
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: ts1457

Lighter Wrote:
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> No. He already works in product development for
> ScaleTrains.

Does he also have involvement with a big retailer?



Date: 06/17/22 08:11
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: kscessnadriver

I'm happy to see this, at least it gets the FVM stuff back in production. I do very much like their N scale locomotives, hopefully they'll be good runners with factory sound now.



Date: 06/17/22 08:32
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: DevalDragon

ts1457 Wrote:
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> Lighter Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > No. He already works in product development for
> > ScaleTrains.
>
> Does he also have involvement with a big retailer?

Not sure how "involved," but Des Plaines Hobbies.



Date: 06/17/22 08:50
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: SPDRGWfan

funnelfan Wrote:
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> Whoa, that's a surprise. Did the owner of Fox
> Valley want to retire?

In a way, not really a surprise.  When I've checked Fox Valley, mostly it's past productions stuff.  I've noticed not much new being offered.



Date: 06/17/22 09:57
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: Valleyman

He owns, Des Plains Hobbies.

Valleyman

DevalDragon Wrote:
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> ts1457 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Lighter Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > No. He already works in product development
> for
> > > ScaleTrains.
> >
> > Does he also have involvement with a big
> retailer?
>
> Not sure how "involved," but Des Plaines Hobbies.



Date: 06/17/22 13:14
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: CPR_4000

I chose Fox Valley when it came time to buy an HO B&O wagontop boxcar because I wanted to support the "little guy" and IMO it's just as good as the competition's.



Date: 06/18/22 09:13
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: Jardine

Well, a ScaleTrains GP60 would be welcome!



Date: 06/20/22 12:34
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: CaliforniaSteamin

It seems Scaletrains is buying up any small time dealers they can to boost product line yet taking forever to produce anything such as with MTH.  Probably biting off more than they can chew financially and operationally.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/22 07:08 by CaliforniaSteamin.



Date: 06/20/22 13:07
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: SPDRGWfan

Some have said the SDL39s we're from the math acquisition. Reportedly MTH was going to make them.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/20/22 17:38
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: CaliforniaSteamin

That is blatantly false.  The SDL39 was well into development before the MTH deal was nearing completion.

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> Some have said the SDL39s we're from the math
> acquisition. Reportedly MTH was going to make
> them.
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 06/20/22 21:44
Re: Scaletrains aquires Fox Valley Models
Author: SPDRGWfan

Ok. Anyway I'm hoping ScaleTrains does more SD45s and tunnel motors.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/21/22 09:17
Re: Scaletrains acquires Fox Valley Models
Author: mcdeo

I'm glad ST looks like they are planning to be around for a long time as some companies are 'aging' and people are moving on. While it seems like they can financially handle it, it certainly does appear operationally there are struggles for sure. I know shipping, manufacturing may be part to blame of late, but I'm thinking they just need another factory or producer of products. Sounds easier than I'm sure it is to make happen. I too look forward to many new products, but 2, 3, 5+ years for stuff is a bit frustrating for sure. 

Mike ONeill
Parker, CO



Date: 06/23/22 13:26
Re: Scaletrains acquires Fox Valley Models
Author: CaliforniaSteamin

mcdeo Wrote:
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> I'm glad ST looks like they are planning to be
> around for a long time as some companies are
> 'aging' and people are moving on. While it seems
> like they can financially handle it, it certainly
> does appear operationally there are struggles for
> sure. I know shipping, manufacturing may be part
> to blame of late, but I'm thinking they just need
> another factory or producer of products. Sounds
> easier than I'm sure it is to make happen. I too
> look forward to many new products, but 2, 3, 5+
> years for stuff is a bit frustrating for sure. 

I'm not sure how it seems they can financially handle it.  That is a good portion of the reason they aren't producing MTH items yet I hear.



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