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News

DP NW-5 and Cabooses 2020-Feb

02/29/2020

Division Point has provided an update to the listings for the EMD NW-5 project.  There are two new additions and several deletions.  Please check the latest and let us know which version(s) you would like.

They have also added a BN and GN caboose project to complement the diesels.  This will include the unique 'Hutch' branch version and a model with three cabooses.  

 

Union Terminal Update 2020-Jan

01/09/2020

Having received the EMD E Unit diesels from Union Terminal Imports we are now awaiting the IC Trains (City of Miami City of New Orleans) which should start arriving within weeks.

Expected up next are the Alco DH 643 diesels. One change in this project is that the 3 unit set will not have the NYC test car due to a lack of appropriate data to build it correctly.

Progress is also being made on the SP narrow guage project (engines and rolling stock), UTI having to recover from the lose of the pilot models by the shipping service. No delivery timeframe has been determined.

UTI has is also now working on a re-run of the DODX flat cars produced a few years ago. These will be produced with different road numbers. There will also be extra trucks available for those interested. We will update model specifics in a few days. These are currently expected by the end of 2020.

 

Division Point Update 2020-Jan

01/09/2020

Division Point's latest newsletter has some interesting teasers for you about upcoming projects.   Work is currently being done on Alco RS / RSD / RSDMsSP Cab ForwardsUP #80 Coal Turbines and Alco PA / PB Diesels. Progress is also being made on the NW-5 diesels with some new additions to the listings, including some GN cabooses (listings to be updated soon).

DP has also proposed a couple of new project ideas, including the following:

  • A small run of SDL-39’s for Milwaukee Road and Chile railroads;
  • The E/F project is also in the wings - mixed E unit and F unit diesels that ran together;
  • Espee MK-5 and 6’s - a follow up to the popular previous run;
  • The SP MM-3 is still in the works, and looking at possibly doing the AC-9

These are proposals right now, but give us your feedback and let us know if you are interested.

 

NBL Update 2019-Nov

11/09/2019

North Bank Line has sent out a newsletter - the big announcement being the cancelation of all unscheduled projects.   Due to low reservation numbers, all of the engine projects have been closed out.   Still in production and to be delivered are the BN, NP, SP&S cabooses.  Many are now in standby, but we do still have a few versions available.

 

2019 Holiday specials #1

10/27/2019

Sale / Specials coming up?

My schedule at the end of the year, especially in December will be busy.   So, in an effort to encourage you brass afficiandos to get your holiday shopping done early, we will be providing some encouragement in the next few weeks.  November could be your lucky month.

For now, let us start with an unusual opportunity.   From other interests, I have available an extra GoPro 4 camera.   It is in excellent shape and has 2 extra batteries and the charger.  This fine camera will be included free with the next purchase of $1,000 (or over) of any in stock item(s).  All purchase terms apply, including layaway.

11/3/2019 - We have a winner for the GoPro camera, so thank you for the kind customer and all of you that may be considering a fine model for yourself of for someone as a gift.

 

TCY ATSF LW Business car update 2019-Oct

10/15/2019

A quick update from The Coach Yard

We just got back from the Hobby-Expo Show in Denver and have received our pilot models for the Santa Fe LW Business cars.

In SLC, we had the pilot for the Business car "SANTA FE" (prototype built by Budd.)  We wanted to enclose the car end for “in-train” service.  SamModel Tech was tasked to find a way to do this and came up with the solution as follows:

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Standard

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In Train

We are now looking for these cars to be available in the first quarter of 2020.

 

DP Update 2019 Aug

08/10/2019

Division Point has a new project announcement and and 2 updates:

  • A new project announcement has been made for production of EMD NW-5 diesels - EMD's early version of a road switcher.  Basically a stretched NW-2 on a pair of B-B road trucks, it was given road-sized water and fuel tanks.   Versions are listed for BN, FSUD, GN, Mass Central and SRR.  
  • There are some changes to the SP Cab Forward listings - Several models have been canceled.  Also note, the engines are planned to have DCC plugs only, not with DCC / Sound installed;
  • The C&O M-1 steam turbines should be available for delivery soon - they have been getting the Sound / DCC installed.
 

The Coach Yard Update 2019 July

07/01/2019

The Coach Yard:  will have 3 projects arriving in the second half of 2019:

  • Expect the NYC Pacemaker first.  These late 1930s-early 1940s trains will be available in both Two Tone Gray and a NYC Green, along with a variety of individual cars.
  • Next should be the 1971 era D&RGW 'Rio Grande' Zephyr.  This project will also have several additional cars available, including the unique Alco PB-1 based #253 Boiler / Power car.
  • Rounding out the year will be the 1992 era AT&SF Employee Special as well as a grouping of ATSF LW Business cars.
 

NBL Dealer Newsletter 2019 Spring

05/02/2019

North Bank Line notes:

The BN, NP, SP&S caboose project is progressing very well.  Boo Rim Precision has data packages for all 18 versions and they propose delivery for late 2019.  The project is fully reserved but totals can be increased until the final approvals of Boo Rim’s submittals.  Quantities will be set at that point.  It is anticipated take 30 days so production totals should be set by around mid June.

The model listings for the 2-6-6-2 articulateds (GN L-1 class, NP Z class, CB&Q T-1 class) have been changed.  Since Boo Rim Precision was hesitant to undertake the number of versions first proposed listings have been scaled back.  Please check the links for currently available versions and let us know what you would like.

Unfortunately, due to low reservation levels, the SP P-12 4-6-2 project has been canceled.

 

DP SP Cab Forward Accouncement

05/02/2019

Division Point has announced a new project to produce SP 4-8-8-2 cab forward engines.   With the help of Dr. Bob Church these models are expected to be the finest ever produced. There will be 3 engine numbers available for each class, and all will be in the “Post War” paint scheme with the Silver panel on the cab front. All the models will feature the large rectangular 220-R-2 tender. Models will be available Lettered with the Large “Southern Pacific” on the tender sides or in Black (Late) livery.  The ESU V5 decoders will be using the latest sound files to give you the true experience of hearing these engines as they were in prototype. The lighting will include Headlight, backup light, front and rear markers, stack light, firebox flicker, train indicator and number board lights.  Boo-Rim will be the manufacturer on this build, with a target minimum radius of 30 inches (if possible.)