up148 wrote:I have no horse in this race, but was always surprised at how long some importers took from deposits to delivery. MMW does the same payment routine as KOH's, with big deposit up front, 2nd substantial progress payment and a final payment before shipment. Not comfortable with that schedule as the customer takes all the risk. At least KEY, OMI and 3rd Rail build models with their money.
The difference I see between Kohs and MMW is that Kohs has brought in SEVERAL projects and MMW zip. That's not necessarily criticism, simply statistics, but if I had a reservation for an SD45, I might be getting a little antsy.
I'll go along with Chris W. in that I don't think OMI has done any O scale in several years. Key nothing since their factory burned, ans 3rd Rail of what was mentioned.