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Latest Additions

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.

1/25/2016

This holiday season brings two additional heavyweight trains from The Coach Yard:

SALOBSDH.jpgFor eastern fans, the Orange Blossom Special, operated by Seaboard Airline, is available. (Most cars are now sold out 1/26/2016)

SPTISDH.jpgFor those interested in the western part of the US, the Treasure Island, a joint C&NW, SP, UP train is at hand.

12/22/2015

The beauty of the heavyweight era is well represented in the 1946 Grand Canyon train, recently delivered by The Coach Yard.  This Santa Fe train set can be yours, along with a variety of individual cars in the project.

9/12/2015

What's New

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!

1/25/2016

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:

 

1/3/2016

North Bank Line has sent out a newsletter headlined September 2015.   They are starting production on the O-1 Mikado steam engines for Great Northern and Spokane, Portland and Seattle. The project has both standard (black boiler) and Glacier Park scheme paintwork.  While the engines are all fully reserved at North Bank, we do have several extra engines on order.  There are also some extra auxiliary water tenders being produced, which also still available to reserve.

9/12/2015

Consignments

This small collection is for Reading and D&H fans - a few Century diesels, an SD45, and one steam engine.  ...

12/19/2015

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.

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12/12/2015

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...

11/14/2015

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...