Chesapeake & Ohio ran a small number of stylish, streamlined hudson engines, with both yellow and orange painted boilers'. Precision Scale has produced a small re-run of the exquisite copies they did a few years ago. These new pieces continue the crispness and precision of the 2007 pieces, but with the addition of secondary lighting features, such as in cab lighting and track lighting. NOTE: The original run of models is sold out, but we have been able to aquire a few extra pieces, road numbers are limited.
Needing improved performance from their H-7 class Mikados, New York Central and Lima, in 1922, created the H-10 class engines. A larger firebox grate, a feedwater heater, larger cylinders, lightweight rods, and a booster created an engine that could both out-pull and out-run the H-7. Division Point has used the latest in production techniques to produce its own version of superior H-10 2-8-2s.
Precision Scale has been working on Milwaukee Road Streamlined G6ps 4-6-0 engines. They set out some pre-production photos for your review. This project is scheduled to only have 65 pieces, so these will be a bit rare. Please contact us if you would like to obtain one of these exquisite models.
Based on additional customer interest, it is possible that a third version of the streamlined G6ps could be built. The engine was originally delivered with no cab rails or step and had no Indian logo on the tender. Later the Indian logo, rails, step were added. Both of these versions had the full skirting. Please contact us soon with your preferences.
From Union Terminal Imports - Very Important! - The Wabash Bluebird will close for reservations on August 9th. This will be the last day we can accept reservations for this project. Pricing for this project has proven challenging due to extreme fluctuations with Korea/US currency exchange rates. Pricing estimates are as follows. Single dome MSRP is estimated to be between $680 and $730. Single cars without domes estimated MSRP between $600 and $650 and six car sets estimated MSRP between $3920 and $4220.
Thanks for your interest – we expect this to be a very nice set of models.
NOTE: Check the listing for a few extra cars for: Amtrak, CoG, IC, MP, N&W and SRR.
The Coach Yard has sent out a new set of project announcements. We expect to be discussing those at the NMRA convention. Until then, here is a list for you to preview:
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.