Here is a little progress report on the SP Narrow Gauge project. These are the first three pilot models sitting near final solder assembly. The brass boiler on the far left represents SP #9 in her ’56/’57 sometimes called circus configuration shown in the photo by Dudley Westler. She was put back in black paint in 1958. We are doing that version as well. There is still availability on all versions. Please get your order in to one of our dealers soon.
The IC, Wabash and SP E unit production samples were at Chuck’s house last weekend for final inspection and were returned to Korea on Monday. There are no further changes to the brass. Final corrections submitted to Boo-Rim were for paint and lettering. Delivery of the entire production run of E units is estimated end of August. Final corrections to the brass models of the IC trains and 10-6 sleepers are being soldered now and painting will begin soon. Delivery of these passenger cars is estimated end of October.
We will be setting final production quantities on Friday April 19 for the IC City of Miami, City of New Orleans as well as all the 10-6 sleeper versions. Any reservations received after that date will be placed on the back-up list. Please get your reservations in now…..
We are excited to announce production in brass of SP E7A 6001 in the experimental “Halloween” scheme along with 1960’s era E7A and B units in the scarlet and grey scheme. 60’s era units will be de-skirted. Roof details will include airfoils and smoke lifters. Please check the SP E7 tab for additional details. There will be a short fuse on the cutoff date for these SP E7’s, so please get your reservations to your dealer soon.
Bob Zenk our technical expert partner on this project has been posting photos and descriptions on numerous online forums (Trainorders.com – Facebook SP Prototype modelers page and the 9010 Facebook page. Please check them out of you haven’t seen them yet. Final reservations are due by this Saturday. These models will elevate the art of brass diesel models to a level never before seen. – thanks for your support
Below is a small sample of the correction note package we sent back to Boo Rim