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Latest Additions

Filling in the rosters for our early era northwest modelers, North Bank Lines has delivered early truss rod wood cabooses for GN and SP&S.  There are 25 foot and 33 foot versions and are available in both mineral brown and bright red paint schemes.

1/1/2015

Now available from The Coach Yard are a series of heavyweight based business cars.  The first group is a secondary run of Santa Fe cars, these are follow up to a first phase delivered last year.  The second group contains cars for Southern Pacific.  The SP cars cover several different operating eras, from the 1950s to the 1980s.

11/22/2014

We now have in hand 2-6-6-6 Allegheny steam engines for C&O and VGN.  These state of the art pieces from Precision Scale continue the work of Boo-Rim in producing new works of art.  The latest drive train machining and Swiss motor design provide a solid machine to carry an extensive array of refinements:

  • Lights for: marker lamps, number boards, cab interior, headlight, backup, coal bunker, water deck, ditch lights
  • Extensive details including complete cab interior, cab curtains and full brake rigging
  • Working details: sliding roof hatch, turret cover, tender water hatches, stoker door, cab windows
  • Display switch - will turn the motor off, so you can display the engine on track, apply power to show the lights, but hav the engine remain stationary
11/17/2014

What's New

The Coach Yard has finalized plans with their builder and have set the following schedule for 2015:

 

2/10/2015

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.

12/29/2014

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.

11/11/2014

Consignments

BPL was offered a small set of N scale steam engines.  These Southern Pacific and Union Pacific 2-8-0s are in...

9/14/2014

A little horse trading has brought into our inventory some unused models from very recent productions:

7/2/2014

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.

5/11/2014

Blog

Here is another view of steam locomotive construction.  From the youtube website listing: Power to Order - Engineering and manufacturing steam locomotives at the Doncaster works in Britain in 1940s. With LMS 8F 2-8-0 Freight Locomotive seen and used in WW2. Foundry forging in action. It...
Inside of New York City's Grand Central Terminal is a secret basement.  While virtually unknown, it serves an important and vital function.    
Part of the fun in models is understanding the construction.  This also applies to the real world.  It is fascinating and a good lesson to see how the prototype rail industry controls and builds its environment.  Here is an example of trackwork in the urban environment of San...