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Jack Rimer

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  1. Copyright infringement. We can't name them after a real ride because all those names are copyrighted.
  2. Still haven't seen an order. Are you sure you are getting these?
  3. I'm not sure. Hopefully we can work it out where Coastershop can order from the park and resell in Europe. Otherwise you will have to ask the park to ship it.
  4. When did you order an O gauge Comet and Big Dipper? I don't see an order.
  5. Complain at you? What does that mean? Just because you are known on a particular site doesn't make you right or somehow make your opinion more valid. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
  6. Do you know what percentage of the population knows that a wooden coaster doesn't have B&M track? Do you know how many people even know who B&M is? We learned a long time ago that making expensive working models for enthusiasts is a losing proposition on many levels. First we get criticized for any number of things regarding realism...just like you did in your previous post. Second, the demographic of who a Phoenix appeals to is more than happy to point out what we need to improve, yet don't even have the money to buy one. I can sell wooden coasters to the model train enthusiasts all day long. They don't complain about realism and they don't whine about the price. Why would I continue to chase a market that can't afford a product they don't even like? By the way, it doesn't matter if other people on here agree with you. Rallying support on a site catering to coaster enthusiasts will certainly get you supporters. Ask the same question on a model train site and they will laugh at you. I'm an enthusiast, but I'm also a businessman. I know what type of track is on a wooden coaster. For goodness sake, my business partner designs real roller coasters for a living. If he thinks it is fine why should you care if we use B&M track on a wooden coaster? We use what will work and what is easy to build. None of my current customers are complaining about it.
  7. I think you better take a closer look at what we produce. Our wooden coasters are every bit as realistic as the steel coasters. How is that not a "true model coaster"? In fact, a Phoenix is much more of a toy than our Cyclone. Don't mistake what YOU want for what EVERYONE wants. Why not buy a wooden coaster if you feel the desire to own a realistic model?
  8. i don't think the Nanocoasters have any more or less appeal to enthusiasts than working models. We haven't given up on working models, contrary to what everyone seems to think. There are a lot more people willing to spend $20 on a model than $200.
  9. I sympathize with everyone who laments the demise of the Phoenix. Yup, the now popular Phoenix. You know.....the one everyone swore they would never buy because it had too much rigid track. Why couldn't it be more like the Scorpion? Yes the Scorpion. That was the one that was entirely too expensive for the average person to buy. Do you see a pattern developing here? No matter what we come out with enthusiasts will find fault with it. They conjure up an excuse not to buy it, they then lament the fact that it no longer exists. It doesn't exist because everyone found fault with it and it didn't sell. Too expensive, not realistic enough, too fast, too much rigid track, too temperamental, hard to find, no Intamin track, no Arrow track,etc etc. We sell wooden coasters to the O gauge train market. No one complains about the price, realism, or the fact that a wooden coaster has B&M track. No one cares. They just are happy someone makes a roller coaster model. It is very gratifying to introduce a product into a market that embraces it for what it IS rather than what it ISN'T.
  10. Like the Statix, these will be sold in the parks. If any parks think an Arrow shuttle coaster is worth doing and will sell in large numbers, I'm sure you will see one. As I've said many times before, the decision as to which models are made come from the parks. My personal opinions about which types of coasters look best or which I prefer are irrelevant. It is a business decision based on what rides they feel will sell best. These tend to be the latest and greatest. If there is other merchandise to support the ride, I would guess it is fair game.
  11. What is the status of the Coney Island Cyclone with regards to licensing, trademarks, etc.? Can the name and likeness be used without permission since it is a registered historic landmark? I was once told that the NY City parks department owned the rights to the ride. When I finally got someone to answer the phone and I asked this question, their reply was "you can't afford it" and they promptly hung up! Gotta love those big city people skills. Any feedback on this would really be appreciated.
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