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:
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
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.
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...