Honestly, I used to remember York fetching significantly more fanfare than it seems to be catching now. This one little item is kind of exciting though: MTH is releasing a new Tinplate Catalog at York.
Regardless, I think the new catalog is a great thing and I am looking forward to it. Why? Well because I like things like Chromate Brutes and oversize cars. Those are things other manufacturers didn't have the guts to do. And let's not forget one very big thing: when I started collecting these years ago I didn't get a shot at $15 State Sets. When I'd go to a show or an auction the average price of a decent green or brown State set was in the neighborhood of $15k. The Blue Comet sets were a "steal" at $7.5k.
Um, right. So you can go and pay $15k for a State Set. I'll take the MTH one for $1500 bucks. Trying to find a decent Armor Train in O gauge? Go ahead, even with mountains of cash you may never find a decent set. I'm thankful that Mike and his team are working for us!
Looking forward to the new catalog!