Is there a way for those of us on the west coast, that are not fortunate enough to get to attend York, to order some of these beautiful looking cars? Contact information and pricing would be greatly appreciated!
What we have made so far, we are lugging down to York as a test run to gauge interest and feedback and see what sells. After York, we'll get to work making up more of the ones that sell. I'll make all of the cars pictured available here on the "for sale" forum, and probably also on the standard gauge section of eBay. So this is a pre-York teaser, but we certainly haven't forgotten everyone else!
I'm trying to run pricing as low as I can and still cover costs. They run from $70 to $95 per car depending on how difficult and costly the car is to build. All American made and sourced, so fabricating parts is not cheap, and these are all made by hand so it's crazy time consuming. The prices about cover costs as long as my assistant and I pay ourselves about $1.50 an hour. But my committment is to make a (relatively) lower-cost alternative in Standard Gauge.
Parts for 5 different passenger cars are being made (4-door baggage; combine; coach; diner; and observation), and sets should be ready by Spring. The big task is locomotives, and I hope to make progress on that this winter. The tooling to make CMT's locomotives was scrapped, so unfortunately I will not be able to just bring those back. We'll see what develops.
Thanks for the interest!