Now in stock at BPL are two versions of the elegant NYC engine, Commodore Vanderbilt by Precision Scale. This unique engine was an early part of the 1930s effort to streamline and bring more style to the world of passenger transportation. You can find a bit more history on this one of a kind engine here.
This holiday season brings two additional heavyweight trains from The Coach Yard:
The first newsletter for 2016 is here from Precision Scale. They have trimmed back their long term project listings. The following are expected for delivery in the first half of this year:
- WSLC Shays in On3 - March
- Milw Road Boxcabs in HO - April
- D&RGW Combines in On3 - April
- GN W-1 Electrics in HO - May
- C&O H-7 2-8-8-2s in O - May
PSC has also added the following new project announcements:
Precision Scale has provided several photos of pilot models for the Milwaukee Road - Boxcab Project. There are quite a few variations available, including single units for you to assemble a unique consist of your choosing. We are looking for delivery in the second quarter of this year, so get your final requests in soon!
North Bank Line is working on the GN and Spokane, Portland and Seattle O-1 Mikados with delivery now expected early in 2016. The bigger news is the cancellation of the projects listed below. NBL is working on new prototypes for potential production. The CB&Q / GN / NP 2-6-6-2 engines are still in process with delivery pushed out to 2017. Canceled listings:
- NP High Side Gondolas
- SP&S steel gondolas
- Western Pacific 2-6-6-2s
- Southern Pacific TW Class 4-8-0s
- Southern Pacific P-12 Class 4-6-2s
An existing collection has become new again. This varied group of models has expanded - one users retirement is now your opportunity. Over 20 roads are available in this excellent collection, along with some generic pieces applicable to many roads.
For big power fans, BPL has purchased a collection of late model EMD and GE power. SD70s, AC44s and two SD80MACs are amoung the prime units available here. As you would expect, it is a horse race for...