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,
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
The Coach Yard has been working on a set of early articulated engines for N&W, SP and UP. We recently received a pricing update and have changed our records accordingly. These models will be an exceptionally good value and early reservations are starting to fill. With the continuing improvements in the production process, these should be a step up over the models from W&R. Make sure you let us know what you would like before it is too late.
Precision Scale has provided some production sample images of the Frisco semi-streamlined Hudson engines. These 4-6-4 models will be arriving soon, with several versions still available. These are unique examples of the approach railroads were taking to update their image, a 1930s attempt to present a more stylish and sophisticated approach to the traveling needs of their customers.
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.