NYCSHS Models Update
We have several models in the works for all of you and we would like to provide an update on the status of each. These are all HO-scale models.
19000 NYC Caboose from TrueLine Trains
We just received the latest set of detailed drawings that have been updated with inputs from the NYCSHS Modeling Committee. These will go through one final revision and then will be sent to the manufacturer for the next stage of the process. This will involve having the manufacturer review and approve the drawings. Once that is done work will begin on the molds and test versions of the model will be produced. Those will be sent back to TrueLine Trains and us for review and approval. Once that happens production can begin. It looks like the best estimate for shipping is still late spring 2014. Hopefully, we will have them for delivery at the 2014 Convention in Cleveland. For those of you not attending, your models will be shipped after we give you instructions on how to pay for them. We received word from TrueLine Trains that we can continue to offer these for pre-order for a few more weeks by contacting us at NYCBigFour@verizon.net If you have not already ordered get yours today. Complete details on these caboose offerings can be found on our website. NYCSHS.org
Fairbanks Morse C-Liners from TrueLine Trains (Cigar Band – Lightning Stripes)
These drawings represent the almost final set of drawings before manufacturing begins. The NYCSHS Modelers Committee is doing a final review this week and will provide some suggestions on these. These models should be ready for shipping near the end of this year. If you didn’t order one, you can ask us to put you on the waiting list for any that are made over the ones currently on order by contacting us at NYCBigFour@verizon.net Complete details on these C-Liner offerings can be found on our website. NYCSHS.org
MDT Reefers from Accurail
We have ordered a series of four MDT reefers from Accurail. Two will be in the original orange color with black lettering and red roofs and ends. Two will be in a faded yellow, with gray lettering and faded red roofs and ends This will provide cars that are brand new and those that are faded with age. In addition, we will provide sets of 12 different numbering decals that can be applied directly to the cars to cover up the printed number and allow you to have a total of 16 different car numbers in either color. Plans call for these to be shipped in mid-February 2014.
You can pre-order any of these now, by contacting us at NYCBigFour@verizon.net In a couple of weeks our new online store will be up to replace our old store currently on line. You will be able to order or pre-order any of these models at that time using our new and improved NYCHS Store.
NYCSHS Modeling Committee