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Posted by riogrande5761 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 12:49 PM

The following was posted on TrainOrders early this morning:

Doug Junda and Robert Stears have purchased the two companies and will continue with operations. They already operate Cimarron Works and the Leadville shops in conjunction with Bill Meredith. I am told they have also picked up San Juan Decals as well. Looks like everything will be in good hands going forward. 

Now that the topic is bumped, it was easier for me to find and post the info.

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Posted by dknelson on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:52 AM

This is very good news indeed, not least for the many specialized manufacturers who themselves use Grandt Line parts in their kits.

Somewhat (but not entirely) OT - it would be useful to have a compendium or listing -- dare I say a catalog, either print or online? -- of some sort of the many smaller but important model rr manufacturers/importers who are NOT in the Walthers catalog, and not likely to advertise in the major magazines either.  It has reached the point where I no longer know what is available and what is not, thanks in part to Walthers dropping so many lines in recent years, and thanks to fewer hobby shops carrying parts and offerings from smaller manufacturers, what we used to call basement operations.

Sort of like what HO Seeker does with manufacturers of the past.

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Posted by IRONROOSTER on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:17 PM

dknelson
Somewhat (but not entirely) OT - it would be useful to have a compendium or listing -- dare I say a catalog, either print or online? -- of some sort of the many smaller but important model rr manufacturers/importers who are NOT in the Walthers catalog, and not likely to advertise in the major magazines either. It has reached the point where I no longer know what is available and what is not, thanks in part to Walthers dropping so many lines in recent years, and thanks to fewer hobby shops carrying parts and offerings from smaller manufacturers, what we used to call basement operations.

This was tried many years ago.  It was called the Builder's Compendium.  It apparently was not a commercial success because it only lasted a very short time.

I agree it would be useful, but it would also be a lot of work to keep it up to date.

Paul

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Posted by j. c. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:26 PM
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Posted by G Paine on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:45 PM

While the Grant Line thing is being sorted out, Tichy has sent an e-mail with the following note:

Dear Modeler:

 

As many of you have requested we have posted a cross reference from Grandt line numbers to our equivalents. We believe it has virtually all of the HO items and some items in other scales. If you know of any equivalents we have missed, please let us know so we can include them.The update for other scales will be finished by the middle June and the chart updated. The chart is listed under the catalog tab on the home page. Here is a direct link:

 

 

We are continuing to work on more direct replacements and will have 12 more HO items announced in June. We have not reduced our package item count and we include precut glazing with all our windows & doors.

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Posted by trainnut1250 on Friday, June 1, 2018 12:06 PM

G Paine

While the Grant Line thing is being sorted out, Tichy has sent an e-mail with the following note:

Dear Modeler:

 

As many of you have requested we have posted a cross reference from Grandt line numbers to our equivalents. We believe it has virtually all of the HO items and some items in other scales. If you know of any equivalents we have missed, please let us know so we can include them.The update for other scales will be finished by the middle June and the chart updated. The chart is listed under the catalog tab on the home page. Here is a direct link:

 

 

We are continuing to work on more direct replacements and will have 12 more HO items announced in June. We have not reduced our package item count and we include precut glazing with all our windows & doors.
 

 

Tichy doesn't cover all the parts that Grandt Line makes in HO scale. Regardless, it is nice to see more products coming from them and I hope they do well and continue to expand the line.

 

Guy

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 1, 2018 10:22 PM

I was lucky and picked up an entire box of Grandt Line parts at a train show last month. I think I have a lifetime supply on hand now.

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My collected hoard of "might need" parts is getting a bit larger than I thought it ever would.

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Posted by rrebell on Saturday, June 2, 2018 8:42 AM

SeeYou190

I was lucky and picked up an entire box of Grandt Line parts at a train show last month. I think I have a lifetime supply on hand now.

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My collected hoard of "might need" parts is getting a bit larger than I thought it ever would.

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-Kevin

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Me too, and I passed on some I should not have like a box of Campbell windows (I build a lot of their kits). I use the Grandt and Tichy windows and doors for my scratch stuff though.

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Posted by bing&kathy on Friday, June 8, 2018 8:54 PM

I still kick myself for not acquiring Champ Decals when they were looking for a buyer. Dang!!! now I'm too dang old to look at getting into a new business. Oh well, just have to be happy building my layout now. Double Dang!!!!!!

God's Best & Happy Rails to You!

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