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sad news about Grandt line

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Posted by richhotrain on Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:30 AM

j. c.

was just on Grandt line site and found a notice that as of june 1st there closing the doors. 

The loss of Grandt Line is one more blow to the scratch building side of the hobby.

A couple of years ago, I built the Coors Family Mansion from scratch. I relied on Grandt Line windows and doors. Without materials from Grandt Line, I could not have successfully scratch built that structure.

I would ask the OP to consider editing the title so that this news catches the attention of more forum members. Change the title to something like, Grandt Line Going out of Business.

Rich

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:43 PM

j. c.
was just on Grandt line site and found a notice that as of june 1st there closing the doors.

Oh dear! That is not good news. As others have said, hopefully someone will acquire their molds.

Dave

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Posted by dknelson on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:33 AM

Another thread pleads with Tichy to acquire the line of Jordan vehicle kits.  They are becoming the last man standing for modelers who like to build, and the last thing we want or need is for Tichy to get stretched too thin.     

It is true that Tichy has equivalents for many Grandt line windows and doors -- or rather I should say, many windows and doors in the Tichy catalog have Grandt Line equivalents.  I do not know what Grandt Line windows and doors Tichy does NOT offer a parallel to.  But Grandt Line has rolling stock, structures, and other detail items of a sort Tichy has not gotten into.  Certainly the lines are compatible and Tichy would seem a logical destination for the Grandt Line tooling (and Jordan and others).   But again -- we are talking about a low profit line business.

Now if you'll excuse me I need to start creating a "panic mode" shopping list of Grandt Line stuff.  

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Posted by G Paine on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:57 AM

Sorry to hear this, that are one of my go to places for detail parts.

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Posted by mobilman44 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:53 AM

I've got a few of their structure kits that fit my era and only wish they had made more.   Hopefully someone will pick up after them.

ENJOY  !

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:49 AM

slammin

Lets hope that someone like Tichy will buy the tooling and keep those great products on the shelves.

 
I think that Tichy already has some sort of connection with Grandt Line, as they include a comparison list of part numbers for matching doors and windows from both companies, in their on-line catalogue.
 
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Posted by RR_Mel on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:04 AM

Whenever I think of Grandt Line I think about No Problem Joe’s House that I bought many years ago.  He is a retired miner on my layout, his house has been moved several times over the years.
 
 
Old Joe is sitting on his porch with his dog drinking some hot coffee on a cool evening.
 
He and his house have found a permanent location on my layout.
 
 
I’ll miss Grandt Line, love their windows and doors.
 
 
Mel
 
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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:36 AM

I've heard of them but never used any of their products.  But not good news for their customers.

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Posted by slammin on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:47 AM

Lets hope that someone like Tichy will buy the tooling and keep those great products on the shelves.

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sad news about Grandt line
Posted by j. c. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:22 AM

was just on Grandt line site and found a notice that as of june 1st there closing the doors.

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