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Vinegar cars from NBL


North Bank Lines has released a project announcement for a run of vinegar cars. These unusal wood cars ran across the US from the 1930s into the 1970s


TCY Restaurant car update 2022 Oct


Update from The Coach Yard - Re: the PULLMAN Co. Restaurant cars - NOTE: Many cancellations - see below:
The Pullman restaurant car project contains 6 types of cars with 43 variations that are unique to the railroads that used the cars.
The project is probably the most difficult project we (TCY) have done because of the ambiguities, the complexity, the exterior paintwork, and the Tail Signs.  The quantities per model will be as small as 4 units, making most models close to “one of a kind” items.
Given this complexity and the wide variances in reservations the following cars are going to be eliminated from production:
TCY 1460e – NYC YONDOTEGA CLUB, assigned to “The WOLVERINE” in Pullman Green (PG)
TCY 1463e – B&O DUQUESNE CLUB, assigned “Metropolitan Spl, in Blue/Gray
TCY 1463f – NYC "MAKETEWAH COUNTRY CLUB" / "SCIOTO COUNTRY CLUB", assigned Chicagoan/Mohawk/Water Level Limited, in NYC “revered TTGray
TCY 1463j-Pull” "CIRCUMNAVIGATORS CLUB", assigned PULLMAN Pool service, in PG
TCY 1463K – NKP "CARLETON CLUB", assigned Nickel Plate Limited”, in PG
TCY1464a – CGW "ROCHESTER CLUB", assigned “Minnesotan” , in Red w/Gold Stripe
TCY 1464b – SRR "ASHLAND COUNTRY CLUB", assigned Train #41 and #42 , in SRR Green
TCY 1464c – SRR "PEPPER PIKE COUNTRY CLUB", assigned PULLMAN Pool service, in PG
TCY 1465b – ERIE "WINDSOR BEACH", assigned “The ERIE LIMITED”, in PG
TCY 1465c – NYC “"INTERLACHEN CLUB" / "WINDSOR PARK”, assigned “Iroquois In PG
TCY 1465d – NYC "WINDSOR FOREST", assigned “Niagara” in NYC “revered TTGray
If you are willing to place an order for one of these cars, we can see of they can remain in the project..  The cutoff for final notice on these will be November 25th, 2022
Also, per TCY, expected pricing will be an msrp of $1495.00 due to the extremely small units produced, so expect reserve prices over $1,200


North Bank Update 9/28/2022


The second business car project from North Bank Lines is progressing well. Accordingly, the last day for firm reservations for this project will be Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Given the number of late orders that could not be fill for the last business cars please review the following project list to add any additional orders ASAP. After October 29th the production total will be set and there will not be any additional increase, the project will be considered sold out at North Bank, although we may have a few additional stock pieces available after that time.


New Facebook Account


We (meaining me!) have decided that life has changed enough that it is time to reach out a bit more.   BPL will now have a page on Facebook (@BPLBrassworks)  I may post often, or occasionally, or not for a while - as I can find the time.  I do hope to use it to provide pictures and links of our models, for our customers to review and enjoy, that they might not otherwise come across. You comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome.


Coach Yard Update 2022-Sep


The Coach Yard is expecting the following projects to be arriving soon. Please check the listings for any sets or cars you may require:


NBL Business cars #2 update 2022 June


One of the cars in the second business car project from North Bank Lines is an early GN A22.  Per NBL:

"in 1925 the car received steel sheathing and it continued in service as a business car until 1950, two years after Mr. Hills death.  Then it was converted to MofW service as GN 03132.  It remained in MofW service until 1972 so in that capacity it overlaps the Burlington Northern era.  Aside from the steel sheathing there is very little difference with the car I’m currently planning so the alternate versions might be possibilities depending on the level of interest."

If you would be interested in either of these additional versions, please let us know.  If there are enough requests, these will be added to the production run.


DP SP GS-4/5 announcement 2022-June


Division Point has announced a new project - the production of several SP GS Steam engines. The provided listing is for GS-4 series engines, but includes one GS-5. It is expected that a DCC / Sound package can be ordered and a delivered option.


NBL Business car (#1) Update 2022-March


Just a quick update on the business cars coming in soon North Bank Lines.  The delivery has been delayed several times due to late detail and paint corrections.   NBL was hoping to get a partial shipment in in February.  They will have the bulk of the cars in hand any day now - excepting the CB&Q Roundup and the UP Selma which are still being reworked.   Your patience is much appreciated.


WP / SN / TS Wood Cabooses - NBL 2021-Dec


With the fist run of business cars coming in soon North Bank Lines is putting together and new project.  Planned to fill their pipeline after the second run of business cars is a collection of wood side cabooses.  The initial grouping will cover: Western Pacific, Sacramento Northern, Tidewater Southern and Weyerhaesaur Timber Co.


GN LW Trains 2021-Dec


Division Point has announced a new project - the production of several GN LW Trains. These will be the 'secondary' trains you have been looking for in the post war era of expanded passenger service and newer lightweight equipment.  They will represent the following trains - let us know which of these are the candidate missing from your empire:

  • International
  • Red River
  • Gopher / Badger
  • Cascadian

DP will is also planning to produce the correct EMD E unit engines for these trains.  These will be done a psrt of the up coming E/F unit project and will be sold separately from the sets.