I have returned the sample to my builder to have some addition detail added and the main rods fitted in time for 0 Scale West in May. Here are the prototype rods, milled from solid nickel silver bar stock. These are not castings! All part of our drive to give you the best quality we can. Produced for us by Anthony Duarte. Click here for his website. here are the rods at the start of the machining process.
What is an engine without a train to pull? An idea has been proposed to us, to make the Daylight cars to go with the locomotives. Not all at once but in stages of 2-3 types each year. Or 1 type every 3-4 months. This way you are not faced with buying a whole at once or waiting endless years for the models to appear. For example 1st stage would be Observation-Parlor car Parlor Car Tavern car 2nd would be Articulated chair cars single chair car 3rd would be Coffee/Kitchen/dining and so on until the baggage/chair car at the locomotive....
After a wonderful Chicago March Meet we will be attending the following shows this year. Please do your best to attend the shows, they need your support to continue. Note the Midwest show is now on Saturday-Sunday making attendance easier for all. O Scale, S Scale, Narrow Gauge West O Scale National 2019May 23-25, 2019Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara5101 Great America ParkwaySanta Clara, California. https://oscalewest.com/ 0 & S scale Midwest Show September 20-22, 2019 Saturday-Sunday show this year!(Friday setup) http://oscalemidwest.com/ Wyndham Indianapolis West 2544 Executive Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46241
We have worked hard to keep our promise to bring the GS-4 pilot sample to the Chicago March Meet this year. With some detail to be added the model will be complete for 0 scale West in May. We will be posting more photos soon. Thanks go to Jimmy Booth for assistance with corrections.
Work is now starting on the tender. Here we have the body etchings ready for the press shop and the die for pressing the rear of the tender. More news soon!