I think that the street prices of both the AML and the USAT would be close.
The AML stuff tends to be a bit more finicky on track, but I would suspect it has greater detail, having seen one personally. This will be interesting.
p.s. Mark, you have forgotten the ore cars and the docksider when you say the caboose is the first new thing in years... so your stetement is not true.
and you said "I thought USA was done with new large scale products"
That is WHY people are taking exception to your statements. Both of your statements were incorrect. Not true.
If you say USAT slowed down introduction of new stuff, that would be accurate, saying they are out of the 1:29 market, people will not agree with you.
No one is rah rah happy like the Aristo rah rah.. just deal in facts and you will be fine.
Yeah, I wish USAT came out with products as often as Aristo, but if the wheels came loose on USAT locos like they do on Aristo steamers, then I would be unhappy.
If USAT put the undersides of the box cars on backwards like Aristo I would be unhappy.
If the coupler mounting pad for a Kadee on a USAT did not work, and was the wrong height and location like on an Aristo I would be unhappy.
So I cannot bash USAT for not turning out cars and locos at a high rate, I'm happy with their quality, and I'm making the assumption that quality takes more time and money.