Wednesday July 25

S13/RS23 are in the store now, instructions are posted in the INSTRUCTIONS FILES page, and kits are shipping.

M630W etched parts are en route, still sorting out a few production specifics with the new etching company, but they are working out well.  I will have an initial run of 17 M630W and 8 M630 kits available when the parts arrive.

N Scale SDL39 etched parts are getting finalized now, I am expecting the production parts August 10 at this point. I will have production plastic parts to show off before then.

Work is progressing on the HO scale PGE plywood caboose. I am only planning on 20 of these kits, and they will be priced at $100. I have settled on this being a resin kit, with etched parts for end railings, ladders, and some other small items. The model will not come with trucks or couplers, but will include window glass and templates for grab irons. Price will be set at $100.

Planned are 66 foot bulkhead flats, with centerbeam and log bunk conversion options. No price yet, but I am looking at $30. The next iteration of the 52' 6" flat car kits is the TOFC version for PGE/BCR.  Now I have a good supply of etched parts, and I will dive back into these models and see if I can get them ready in July or early August. I am considering producing some etched parts for these kits.

After the SDL39 release, I am looking at CN GP40-2WL and GP38-2WL units, not sure which first. I am gathering information on these units, there were some frame variants which I want to make sure to get right.

A busy summer so far!