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Hi Folks,



The long awaited 120 Ton Virginian Battleship Gondolas have arrived. (To Port, To our warehouse next week.)

For those of you that have completed your purchase we will be charging cards and shipping these out next week, probably after the July 4th Holiday.

For those of you waiting to buy them when they arrive, you can do so now on our web site. Please click below.

For those of you that reserved and didn't buy, well we know what happens after that.   

http://www.goldengatedepot.com...rvation.html#GONDOLA

To see our demonstration video of these fine scale models, click on the You Tube link below.

https://youtu.be/Nt7QpLGRuUo

Again, thank you all that participated in producing these models and also to those of you that purchased them.

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Scott,

The C&O Historical Society did an extensive article of the C&O gondolas in their September/October 2019 issue of their magazine. Lots of information, data, drawings, and pictures.  There is a much better reproduction of the picture of the car that you have on the GGD website. I can read most of the lettering from the copy of the magazine I have although some is still too small to read. The best bet is to obtain a scan of the photo from the C&OHS archives so. The photo number is COHS 51773.

The photo on the GGD website is the car in its original as-built paint scheme. At least some were repainted in 1931 in a simpler scheme. This is shown on photo COHS 32105.

Go to the C&OHS website, go to Search the Archives, type in battleship and the pictures will show up. Unfortunately they are low resolution. To get higher resolution, the pictures have to be ordered from the C&OHS.

Ken

Hi Folks,



The long awaited 120 Ton Virginian Battleship Gondolas have arrived. (To Port, To our warehouse next week.)

For those of you that have completed your purchase we will be charging cards and shipping these out next week, probably after the July 4th Holiday.

For those of you waiting to buy them when they arrive, you can do so now on our web site. Please click below.

For those of you that reserved and didn't buy, well we know what happens after that.   

http://www.goldengatedepot.com...rvation.html#GONDOLA

To see our demonstration video of these fine scale models, click on the You Tube link below.

https://youtu.be/Nt7QpLGRuUo

Again, thank you all that participated in producing these models and also to those of you that purchased them.

@sdmann posted:

Hi Folks,

The long awaited 120 Ton Virginian Battleship Gondolas have arrived. (To Port, To our warehouse next week.)

For those of you that have completed your purchase we will be charging cards and shipping these out next week, probably after the July 4th Holiday.

For those of you waiting to buy them when they arrive, you can do so now on our web site. ...snip...

Odd, the same post as posted on 07/15/21 !

Anyway, I received my bill and sent payment on 05/23/22 and will be happy to add these to my VGN fleet.

C&O and PRR were very small quantities in this production. We won't know if we have any left until after we hear from reserving customers.  We do have some availability of VGN in 2R and 3R.

We will be shipping most paid 3R orders on Friday. 2R will start shipping next week.

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@sdmann posted:

C&O and PRR were very small quantities in this production. We won't know if we have any left until after we hear from reserving customers.  We do have some availability of VGN in 2R and 3R.

We will be shipping most paid 3R orders on Friday. 2R will start shipping next week.

Just found the email with my invoice (didn't immediately realize the attached PDF was my specific invoice) and paid up.

---PCJ

I went over to turn the porch light on and made a last-minute check outside, there was an unexpected (at least today) package sitting outside the door. My battleship has finally docked! The two-rail ones do not have couplers installed so a pack of metal KDs will be put on tomorrow. I will go to sleep very happy tonight. Scott sure has a winner here. I like it so well that I may see if any more are available.

The label shows an April 2022 manufacturing date; from mid-April to mid-July is not really all that bad in today's shipping situation.

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