Re: New ART Steel Reefer available from Amarillo Rail Museum


Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Ed Hawkins writes:

"The currently available kits have 8 car numbers from which to choose
and each kit also comes with a set of decals made by Oddballs that
provides a selection of reweigh station symbols and dates. The MPHS/ARM
specifications for the kits called for no car numbers to be printed.
However, 8 car numbers were applied by the Chinese company that works
for InterMountain. No one in China or at InterMountain caught the error
until the kits were shipped to us."

"All of these numbered kits are available at a discount price of $15.95
(a 10% discount is given to MPHS/ARM members) due to the manufacturer's
error on the yellow side sill and the 8 car numbers being applied."

The reduced price makes me wonder if the 8 numbers are correct. Are they?

You also say that these cars are "currently available" but then say:

"The assembled models are in China and are planned to be available
sometime in November, as will the new 200 kits currently in work."

So, it sounds like kits are available now...with numbers...assembled models later in Nov. [ I'm not sure about numbers ] and models with no numbers later as well. Is that right?

Mike Brock




Mike Brock

The
MPHS/ARM has ordered another 200 kits that is now in work. These are to
be produced without car numbers, reweigh and build dates so the modeler
can apply appropriate decals for the various dates the cars were built
from late 1939 to early 1945. They will sell for the "regular" kit
price of $18.95, which will include a set of decals for applying the
modeler's choice of car number, build date, repack and reweigh date.

The assembled models are in China and are planned to be available
sometime in November, as will the new 200 kits currently in work.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins
ART Project Technical Advisor

Join main@RealSTMFC.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.