We would like to apologize for the delays on the E unit project. Our Korean builder has had some production issues. Not with the models specifically but with his internal process and personnel. He now has it sorted out. We are hopeful the first batch E3s-E7s will be here in the next couple months. They have been built and are in the paint shop. The E8s and 9s will be a couple months after these. Thanks again for your patience.
Chuck and Ed
We have received sufficient reservation commitments to green light the SP PA project.
The drawings will be complete shortly as we move into production.
Thanks to everyone for your reservations.
We are closing the reservation window for the PA project at the end of this month. Please get your reservations in if you intend to order SP PAs.
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.
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.
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