MTH Z4000

MTH Z4000

Post by Ali and/or Larr » Sat, 04 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Does anyone know when and if this new transformer is going to be
available??  I have e mailed MTH but not received a response.  Much
thanks.

 
 
 

MTH Z4000

Post by Carl Benvenu » Sun, 05 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Does anyone know when and if this new transformer is going to be
>available??  I have e mailed MTH but not received a response.  Much
>thanks.

According to an article about MTH in the latest issue of Classic Toy
Trains magazine, there is really going to be a Z4000. I think the
delay is caused by getting through the U.L. approval process. As far
as I can tell, there is no definite date for availability.

 
 
 

MTH Z4000

Post by RAZZA » Sun, 05 Apr 1998 04:00:00


My response from MTH on the Z4000, they will begin shipping by April 28th,
1998.

Frank Razz

 
 
 

MTH Z4000

Post by Roland LaVo » Sun, 05 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>Does anyone know when and if this new transformer is going to be
>available??  I have e mailed MTH but not received a response.  Much
>thanks.

    The latest information I have is that the Z4000 will be available
at the end of this month. It's on the written delivery schedule at the
hobby shop I patronize. MTH has a policy of not delivering an item
until enough of the item is on hand to satisfy all pre-orders so that
there isn't ill will between the "haves" and the "have-nots." In
addition, MTH won't ship an item until all the pre-production bugs are
worked out. That's what delayed the Sinclair gas station for a while --
but waas it ever worth the wait! Compare MTH's practices to those of
Lionel, where quality control has been a sore spot among collectors for
quite some time.

    I can understand the frustration caused by the delay in the
Southern Crescent Madison cars; I've been waiting for the Texas &
Pacific combine-diner set for quite a while myself. I'd counsel some
patience for now because MTH seems to be a victim of its own
spectacular success. I've been very satisfied with my own MTH products;
I love the way my T & P Mohawk and Pennsy K4s run, not to mention the
diesels. I can't imagine getting more train for the money than in the
"Baby Madison" passenger cars. Read the new interview with Mike Wolf in
the current issue of CTT.

                                        --R. E. LaVoie