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Date: 06/14/24 19:15
Zach Thompson of Walthers Gone
Author: CO1309

Does anyone know where Zach Thompson of Walthers went? I guess he left Walthers. Typically these folks pop up elsewhere in the hobby.

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Date: 06/17/24 04:25
Re: Zach Thompson of Walthers Gone
Author: calsubd

Good Luck Zack wherever you are!

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



Date: 06/17/24 08:06
Re: Zach Thompson of Walthers Gon
Author: Dantrain

I wish him well as he was very good at public speaking via the videos or in person. Off topic but very interesting is the growth of the Mainline product line - I spend more of my dollars on the rail cars they have produced over the last few years than what I used to purchase from Athearn/Horizon. Mainline works for me as a fleet model whereas Tangent - Scale Trains for detailed to max. 

I also found it very interesting that Walthers has chosen to invest in the SD70/75 tooling when Athearn has already done the model and the tooling is probably paid off - However Athearn has chosen to sell the SD70/75 as genesis only. I did notice the Mainline SD70/75 had walkway treads where as the Mainline SD70ace and ES44 do not. 

Dan



Date: 06/17/24 16:10
Re: Zach Thompson of Walthers Gon
Author: Highhood

Dantrain Wrote:
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> I wish him well as he was very good at public
> speaking via the videos or in person. Off topic
> but very interesting is the growth of the Mainline
> product line - I spend more of my dollars on the
> rail cars they have produced over the last few
> years than what I used to purchase from
> Athearn/Horizon. Mainline works for me as a fleet
> model whereas Tangent - Scale Trains for detailed
> to max. 
>
> I also found it very interesting that Walthers has
> chosen to invest in the SD70/75 tooling when
> Athearn has already done the model and the tooling
> is probably paid off - However Athearn has chosen
> to sell the SD70/75 as genesis only. I did notice
> the Mainline SD70/75 had walkway treads where as
> the Mainline SD70ace and ES44 do not. 

I also have a large number of Walthers mainline engines and cards. In looks the engines are at least as good if not better then Kato and there performance is equal to Kato. 
I say this because even though I have a dozen or more Athearn rtr and genisis engines and while a few have been excellent runners and are very good looking I find that the motors in them suck and I simply run them to death and use them has dummies. 

>
> Dan

Jon Fink
Schenectady, NY



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