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DIV SP Mk-5/6 Announcment 2020-07

07/18/2020

Division Point is going back to the future to produce new versions of an old favorite.  Over a 16 years ago (18?) they produced a run of SP Mk 2-8-2 steam engines in the 4,5 and 6 class series.   They are now looking to do a new run of addtional SP Mk-5/6 engines.   With one exception, these will be different road numbers that the previous models.   There will also be two versions with whaleback tenders.

These models will also be completely outfitted from the factory.  Not just DCC and sound but illuminated markers, number boards, cab light, firebox flicker and head and BU Lights,  There are very limited numbers of these that will be available and we are promised a wood engraved box for your model.  Follow the link to see the listings, along with images of each specific engine.

 

TCY UP M-10000 series update 2020-07

07/16/2020

The Coach Yard has been pushing the development of the UP M-10000 series trains.  After another full rework with the builder, they have a new pilot model in hand.  The results are very pleasing and they have been doing some "field testing".

Please check the listings and let us know of there is a set you would like.  Some are in standby, but we may still be able to grab one for you.  Delivery has been stated as end of 2020, but will more likely be in the early part of 2021.

 

SP AM-2 4-6-6-2 Steam Engines 2020 Spring

04/09/2020

While they have scaled back their work, North Bank Line is looking to produce a run of SP AM-2 Class 4-6-6-2 steam engines.  This is a re-announcement of work they have been talking about a few years ago.   Production will be very limited with quantities in the range of 20 pieces per version.  The current listing has 3 specific prototypes which will be produced.

If there is interest shown, there are research materials available for several other engines.  We would need to see demand for a certain minumum on those.  If you have a group which would like to learn more, please let us know. 

 

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.