I returned home this weekend to find a parcel from China with the final samples. I am very pleased with the results, hope you are too! Click on the pictures for a bigger view.
Preorders with a $10 discount are still available until the 13th of Jan.
The etchings and detail on the ends, including wire hand grabs and the brake hose.
These models will go around a 9" curve (greater is much better, around 11" is what I recommend) and track nicely unloaded.
The bogies are to our own design and the model is fitted with Micro-trains 2001 couplers so the riding height of the model is nice and low.