E7s – E9s production samples

At long last we received the E7-E9 project production samples. There are a few paint corrections required. Dealers should expect pick up notices shortly. Thanks for your patience. Most are fully reserved but there are a couple BN and KCS versions available. The NYC version shown is an exclusive for The Caboose in Wolcott, Ct.

NYC E7 UTI 5353-1 SP UTI 5381-1 SP UTI 5380-1 SP UTI 5373-1 SP E9 UTI 5384-1 NW UTI 6369-1 KCS UTI 5370-1 Wabash UTI 5367-1 WAB UTI 5368-1 WAB UTI 5344-1 SP UTI 5382-1 KCS UTI 5352-1 KCS UTI 5351-1 BN UTI 5366-1 BN UTI 5363-1 BN UTI 5361-1 BN UTI 5360-1 Amtrak UTI 5375-1

KM Project update

The PLA is one of the groups responsible for restoration, maintenance and operation of a number of historic railroad locomotives and rolling stock that operate at Niles Canyon railroad museum. They are in the home stretch of restoration and return to operation work on the last remaining Southern Pacific Krauss Maffei diesel hydraulic. We are big fans of all things KM and would love for our KM project to move forward unfortunately we don’t yet have enough reservations to move it in to production. If you are at all interested in seeing these models built please reserve one through you local dealer.

Here is a note posted on the PLA web site hoping to drum up a few more reservations.

Union Terminal Imports, maker of hand built, fully-finished and operating collectible brass railroad models, is offering a special commemorative HO scale model of the Krauss-Maffei ML 4000 C’C’ diesel-hydraulic “Series Unit” locomotive. The makers are working closely with the SP 9010 team to ensure absolute accuracy and fine detailing, and are offering to PLA members a special SP 9010 model in a fine wooden presentation box. A number of PLA members have already reserved one or more of these unique models.
As of this date, Union Terminal hasn’t received the minimum order necessary to guarantee production. The models are not inexpensive, and exact price can’t be determined until the factory can determine how many they will build. For reference, you can estimate that they will cost more than a comparable brass HO scale U.S.-prototype diesel locomotive, due to the fine detail planned and the small collectible quantities.
The program is on hold, but not yet cancelled. If you’ve already placed your reservation with Union Terminal or your brass dealer, it’s still on the books. But if you haven’t yet heard about this program and would like a fine brass model of SP 9010 and other KM roster cousins, now is a good time to visit the Union Terminal website or your hobby dealer and place an order.

E unit update E7s – E9s

Hi All

Sorry for the delay in updating the E unit status. Our builder Boo Rim is working through the models going over final quality control. They (and we) want to ensure the models are as close to perfect as possible. Dealers should expect pick up notices shortly. Thanks again for your patience.

E unit update

The E units have experienced a minor delay in Korea and the E3s – E6s are expected at the end of December with the E7s-E9s due late January. Sorry for delay and thanks very much for your patience.

This project is long sold out but we have a few models available due to a canceled reservation. Please see your dealer if there are any you missed reserving. There is 1 each of most of the KCS units a few BN a few SP.

We hope you have a Happy Holiday season and a Merry Christmas.