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Old 03-07-2018, 02:43 AM
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Tried the Mitosal site an hour ago, little birdie told me they are gone. Site does not come up, reads the famous '404'. Anyone heard anything of them?
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:05 AM
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There was an announcement on Facebook they're not being sold via the site. I tried the email address in the announcement and they got back very quickly and could still sell to me the t81 tracks I was after.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:29 AM
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Could you please respond back with that email address?

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Old 03-07-2018, 09:42 AM
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Wow. I was getting ready to order some stuff there soon. Their site is up right now with a message they will be bsck soon
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:23 AM
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Damn. Looks like I placed my order just in time. Must have been right before they took it down.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Springman65 View Post
Could you please respond back with that email address?

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It's mitosal_sg@yahoo.com
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:04 AM
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Just don't ask the Impact guys if they are liquidating the last of the inventory with a sale! Right Tom?
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:03 AM
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Wouldn't want to dishonour them
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I was in touch with them just before x-mas, about early type Tiger II tracks - which are out of stock (damn plastic tracks can't handle snow):

> thank you for your inquire.
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> King Tiger tracks could be in stock mid 2018.
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> Regards
> Mitosal Models
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I like to entertain the interpretation that they're upgrading/fixing the site. The pictures haven't showed up properly for a while. Any indication they've hit hard times? I'm planning to put in an order for multiple parts from them, so would be most inconvenient if they're closing down.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:13 AM
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They're still in business. I have a set of tracks on the way. Just got the shipping notification on the tracks I ordered.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:25 AM
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They have confirmed with me that they are selling the remaining stock and then will be done. I ordered a couple sets of tracks. It is a shame that the hobby is losing them. I wasn't much for the other products, but the tracks are top notch in every way.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:37 AM
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Well, that sucks.
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So who's behind Impact? Is that a Mitosal operation, or could the goods be carried by someone else? I've seen Axel's Modellbau have a fair selection, but now carries only a couple of track items...
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Mitosal is Impact, but there main work is not hobby stuff, but industrial. The tank stuff appears to have only been for fun and it went longer than intended. To me it would be smart business to continue doing it even for a little side money than to call it quits...but what do I know. Hopefully someone buys the molds and continues to make the tracks.
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Maybe Schumo would pick up the molds for the tracks? They already produce quality metal castings for us.
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Is Kenny Kong still making tracks? Their website was last updated in August of 2016.
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Kenny's tracks can still be bought as far as I know. I doubt Schumo would be bothered as they are constantly showing less and less stuff on site. Our little hobby is losing good things.
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Perhaps there IS something to being a hoarder after all? So many times it's been proven: act while you have the chance or live in regret thereafter...

I always felt the after market tracks from Kenny K and Impact were several grades about the stock HL or other makes. Hopefully Kenny
is still going strong. They are victims of their own success, you purchase a set of tracks and unless you run hard and for miles daily how often do you
need to purchase replacements? Their businesses thrive on growth of a hobby and the need for upgrades, without those, well there's no business.

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Tanque makes a great point. But I honestly believe they are just not interested as the main business is huge for them. Either way it is a loss for all of us...
So...Tanque...buddy...you have some Impact tracks huh?
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Thank you all for the heads-up on Mitosal getting out of the business. I had been considering buying a set of late King Tiger tracks, (the one piece shoe that fits the 18-tooth sprocket), for Cruiser 133's E-100 build. (Yes, I know they're too narrow for legitimate combat tracks, so I'm playing them off as transport tracks. AND I remembered to order the extra links to make up for the longer hull). I had been sitting on the fence about it while pinching pennies; but when I saw this thread, I figured I'd better jump on it now or miss out.

They did respond to the email address, to let me know that they still had it in stock, and sent me an invoice this morning. Thank you again for the information and assistance.
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Originally Posted by sassgrunt View Post
Thank you all for the heads-up on Mitosal getting out of the business. I had been considering buying a set of late King Tiger tracks, (the one piece shoe that fits the 18-tooth sprocket), for Cruiser 133's E-100 build. (Yes, I know they're too narrow for legitimate combat tracks, so I'm playing them off as transport tracks. AND I remembered to order the extra links to make up for the longer hull). I had been sitting on the fence about it while pinching pennies; but when I saw this thread, I figured I'd better jump on it now or miss out.

They did respond to the email address, to let me know that they still had it in stock, and sent me an invoice this morning. Thank you again for the information and assistance.

No longer my E100 Brother, you have the skill to take it where I could not! I am excited to see the finished product.
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