With the soft economy and the warmth of summer, new project delivery has been slow. One project that did get delivered is a follow on to work done last year. Division Point has provided the second batch of C Liner diesel sets. This grouping of Fairbanks-Morse engines include units for CN, CP, LIRR, NH and NYC.
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.
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.
The summer 2015 newsletter is out from Precision Scale. Here are the expected deliveries for the remainder of this year:
- July - C&O H-7 2-8-8-2 in O scale
- August - WSLC Shays in On3 scale
- August - NYC Commodore Vanderbilt in HO scale
- 4th Q - Milw Road Box cabs in HO scale
- 4th Q - GN W-1 Electrics in HO scale
The following are new project announcements. If you would like to keep track of these or setup a reservation request, please let us know:
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.