With the soft economy and the warmth of summer, new project delivery has been slow. One project that did get delivered is a follow on to work done last year. Division Point has provided the second batch of C Liner diesel sets. This grouping of Fairbanks-Morse engines include units for CN, CP, LIRR, NH and NYC.
The second project soon to arrive from Precision Scale is a set of 4-6-4 steam engines for Frisco. To keep up with the marketing of the era, Frisco applied additional skirting and color to these engines. This 'stream-syling' was a method of bringing attention back to the railroad and increase market opportunities. NOTE: Most of the versions are listed as sold out, but there still may be an opportunity to pick up a standby request.
Precision Scale has 2 projects that will be delivered in the next few weeks. The first is class G-6ps 4-6-0 steam engines for Milw Road. These models will have the same streamlined styling that came to define Milwaukee Road passenger service in the mid 1900s. These engines are especially important for those modeling the secondary passenger trains, such as the Hiawatha-North Woods Service / North Woods Hiawatha,
Union Terminal sent us a new project announcement, as follows (4/13 please note that there are road numbers now assigned and a couple of adjustments (add/delete) to the listings):
We are happy to announce a new project, Southern Pacific ALCO PAs. We know there are many PA fans out there and we count ourselves among them. Key and Overland have both done a couple runs of various SP PA models over the years. All are very hard to come by especially in red and grey with all the late life accessories and modifications. We are doing nine SP versions with multiple road numbers of each version. Each will come fully factory finished with lighting and DCC / Sound ready. We will only build to preorder quantities so please get your order in asap... ... We will add some photos to the web site as soon as we have permission to use them.
The Coach Yard has finalized plans with their builder and have set the following schedule for 2015:
- March - The Santa Fe’s GRAND CANYON
- June - The SAL ORANGE BLOSSUM Special and The CNW / SP / UP TREASURE ISLAND Special
- November - Two versions (1951 and 1958) or the Southern Pacific’s SUNSET LIMITED. The individual cars will be lettered for General service (ball and wing+car number)
- November - SP Corporate Support cars
- December N&W / SP / UP 2-8-8-2 steam engines
For those who model north of the border, here is a small set of cabooses. Most are recent Overland pieces with little to no run time.