folgende Information erhielt ich gerade von Ralph Ratcliffe Models - um es kurz zu machen: Er stellt seine Produktion im H0 und sonstigen Sektor ein. Hier die Mail:
To all of my friends and customers,
I started RalphRatcliffeModels.com a few years ago after having been laid off from my job as a professional modelmaker, which I held for some 28 years. I had been creating cast resin parts in both 1/87 scale, and cast resin submarine parts in 1/700, and 1/96 scale for many years previous to the creation of the website. The website served a good fill-in as I searched for a new full time career.
I eventually found that new career with a great company, and have been working as a Model Maker, building custom surgical instruments for spine surgery for the last three years. Along with my full time job, I also build many custom models for clients all over the world, as well as making master patterns for many small model manufacturers, and then try to maintain a very busy website. There just aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish all of this.
As a result of the website consuming nearly all of my spare time, outside of my full time job, and sleeping, I cannot get to working on any of these projects, which I love to do.
So I have come to the very difficult decision to shut down RalphRatcliffeModels.com and concentrate on building the custom models, and master patterns that I have been putting off for far too long.
I have many, many loyal customers, and it's been a pleasure to provide the top quality products that I have for the last few years. I very much appreciate each and every one of you for your patronage.
I will by no means be gone from the 1/87 scale vehicles hobby, or the model submarine hobby, as I will continue to create new products for various customers, and I will create new products of my own as well. There will be ways in which you can acquire these products in the future, I'll still be around. I will NOT be selling off any of my masters, or molds.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the future of my product line, but be advised that I anticipate a lot of questions, and it may take me a while to get back to you.
Ralph Ratcliffe Models