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…..
The Krauss Maffei project models have arrived and most have been shipped to dealers. I am biased but they are spectacular. There are a couple models remaining. If you didn’t get the one you wanted. Have your dealer check. They will all be gone by the end of next week. – Special thanks to Bob Zenk and Se Ho for a great data / research package and amazing execution.