Sunday, September 19, 2004

Leland Detroit - Please!

A nice pic of the ever-elusive Leland Detroit Monorail. In the last month, I have seen two go up on eBay and one at Stout Auctions. All well over the $2k mark (one over $4k).

Enough is enough - Lionel & MTH, are you listening? Please build this, tons of people will buy it and you will continue to make money if you evolve this product - track, switches, electronics, people, stations and accessories. The reason this product is so sought after is because it is:

1) Unusual and unique.
2) Downright fun.
3) Has a timeless design that makes it forever cool.
4) Looks great on almost any layout (except maybe an O gauge high rail layout of a freight

This is a product with a ton of unrealized potential that needs to get picked up by a manufacturer and made. The reason the originals have lasted so long is because they are made out of non-cheap, not easy to destroy materials like METAL!

Can someone please make these so I can buy a new set (along with about 10,000 other collectors and operators)?


1 comment:

Standard Gauge Blogger said...

By the way, if you are a fan of the retro styling of The Leland Detroit Monorail (I sure am), definitely go and check out the new movie: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

This is one cool flick. Yes, I know it has nothing to do with standard gauge (which is why I am posting as a comment) but the styling in the movie is right out of the 30's. It is REALLY something. If you watch closely they have a really cool shot of a train going through New York City.

Also, check out the names on the list of the missing scientists (if you see the movie). You may recognize one of them!


PS I still want a manufacturer to build the Leland! It is by far one of the coolest toys I have ever seen and I believe children need to see it as well. $4k toys just don't get to too many young kids.