E unit project update.

We have been working with Boo Rim on the final aspects of the E unit project. We will be delivering the E units in two separate groups. The E3s, E4s and E6s are in the paint shop now. We expect them to arrive in the US in the next 60 – 90 days. The E7s, E8s and E9s will follow about 60 days after that. We are sorry but with over 60 different versions there is no way the builder could do them all at once.

Thanks for your patience, they will be worth the wait.

Friday Update May 22 – Scrubbing the PA

We hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend remembering those that gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live in Freedom.

Our PA detail booklet is available by clicking on the link above. Scrubbing the PA much like scrubbing the PA detail photos and notes. Here is a photo courtesy of Bob Zenk – Photographer unknown. – They sure look good in Daylight, especially clean.

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SP PA Era Update

We have a had some request to fame up the appropriate era for each of the PA variations. The PA spread sheet has been updated with a date range for each model group. Please keep in mind the following;

Basic notes on “eras” —
• Eras reflect general unit class and major variations
• Era overlaps in paint schemes and appliances were common
• Eras reflect the earliest or latest in-service dates of certain appliances (plows, icicle bars, etc.)
• Late eras generally reflect retirement dates
Some very general PA appearance milestones —
• 1950: Start of snowplow pilots
• 1956: Start of low icicle bars, grille changes
• 1958: Start of Scarlet & Gray paint; some experimental lettering
• 1961: Start of tall icicle bars; end of Wagon Wheel antenna
• 1962: Start of dynamic brake baffles
Note that — 
• Not all units received all modifications common to an era
• Modifications often had time overlaps between units of the same class or group
• Daylight and Scarlet & Gray paint mixed freely between 1958 and 1960

 

SP PA’s – More Details

We want to try something a bit different with this project. We want to show a bit of what goes into producing brass models and hope to provide you some visibility into how special these models will be. With the help of SP PA expert Bob Zenk we want to show some of the details that are going to be incorporated into this project. So much of what made the SP PAs unique will be incorporated in these models. The file attached here shows some of the specifics we are including. – Thank YOU Bob!!

Click on the link below and let the file load. It is image rich!!

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