CMT Is Back, Look For Them At York

CMT is back in low volume production and will be available at York in limited quantities. I received an advance copy of the brochure and will provide a few pictures of the new products over the next day or so. Some familiar sheet metal with new road names, but there will be some styles never before made by CMT like the stock car and drop center flat car. Also the reefers have been redesigned. The CMT cars closely resemble 500 series as far as size. Check them out at York and tell us what you think. I can't make it myself.       More pictures to follow.

Steve

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Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
CJ Meyers posted:

Hall and Booth number?

CJ, I'll post it as soon as I find out.

Rob Shaubach from this forum is hosting the new CMT releases on his tables,  F 6-7 in the RED Hall.

Thank you Rob!

And thank you Steve for featuring the photos!  Packing trains all day today, we're almost ready to head for York! 

 

 

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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
jhz563 posted:

These are beautiful. I am not familiar with cmt.  Are these O gauge or standard gauge?  If they are O gauge how do I order without being at York?

They are Std Gauge.

Steve

Well rats....

May God Bless us all.

hojack posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
CJ Meyers posted:

Hall and Booth number?

CJ, I'll post it as soon as I find out.

Rob Shaubach from this forum is hosting the new CMT releases on his tables,  F 6-7 in the RED Hall.

Thank you Rob!

And thank you Steve for featuring the photos!  Packing trains all day today, we're almost ready to head for York! 

 

Hope to see many of you Modern Era Standard Gauge fans at my tables at York to take a look at the latest from CMT.  Hojack was kind enough to let me serve as a "Beta Tester" of some of the new items as he began producing samples of updated and new designs.  They look great and operate smoothly.  I'm thrilled to help him showcase his efforts in a few weeks and I can't wait to see what comes out of CMT in the future.  

Looking forward to another great York Meet!

Rob Shaubach
POC914NUT posted:

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!

david

 

Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg Rail Road - "The Hojack Line" 1853-1891

Jim O'C posted:

Thanks for posting Steve. I hope everyone is safe from the flames. Seems half of California is on fire at the moment.

Jim, I'm 2 miles north of the fires starting point but winds so far have pushed everything south. My daughters in laws evacuated to her house, her brother in law evacuated to someone else house. Past TCA historian John Parker is on the south side, but a bit west of the danger area, although his daughter had to leave her home and is staying with him. Forum member CB Bob stayed at my place last night because he couldn't get home. The water dropping copters worked through the night and have made some progress.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

thanks John.

Steve, I was amazed when I looked up the fire on the map to see how close you are.  2 miles away is nothing with a fire like this. The evacuations are neighborhoods right next to you. It seems you have a river and the freeway between you and the fire, but that doesn't say it can't jump.  It's a big fire for such a populated area, this is not out in the boonies somewhere. We're thinking of you and your family. 

I went through a fire up in Yukon when I was taking the Alaska Highway one summer on my motorcycle, I was about the last they let through before they closed the road for a couple days. Fir trees were "candling off" on each side of the road, I just kept going. What reminded me was your mention of the water-dropping helicopters, one of them went over and dropped not far from me, I don't think he knew I was there. You do not want to be under one. Shall we say, they don't exactly spray a fine mist.  

david

 

Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg Rail Road - "The Hojack Line" 1853-1891

hojack posted:

thanks John.

Steve, I was amazed when I looked up the fire on the map to see how close you are.  2 miles away is nothing with a fire like this. The evacuations are neighborhoods right next to you. It seems you have a river and the freeway between you and the fire, but that doesn't say it can't jump.  It's a big fire for such a populated area, this is not out in the boonies somewhere. We're thinking of you and your family. 

I went through a fire up in Yukon when I was taking the Alaska Highway one summer on my motorcycle, I was about the last they let through before they closed the road for a couple days. Fir trees were "candling off" on each side of the road, I just kept going. What reminded me was your mention of the water-dropping helicopters, one of them went over and dropped not far from me, I don't think he knew I was there. You do not want to be under one. Shall we say, they don't exactly spray a fine mist.  

david

This was looking up from the back yard. These guys dump a serious load.

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Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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hojack posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
CJ Meyers posted:

Hall and Booth number?

CJ, I'll post it as soon as I find out.

Rob Shaubach from this forum is hosting the new CMT releases on his tables,  F 6-7 in the RED Hall.

Thank you Rob!

And thank you Steve for featuring the photos!  Packing trains all day today, we're almost ready to head for York! 

 

David - you gonna be hanging by Robs table? Would like to say hi and catch up

 

jim

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Jim Waterman posted:
David - you gonna be hanging by Robs table? Would like to say hi and catch up

jim

I'll be by frequently no doubt.  I'm sure we'll meet up.  Still enjoying that beautiful Daylight you made for me!

david

 

Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg Rail Road - "The Hojack Line" 1853-1891

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Here is another page.

CMT Page 7

Steve hope everyone stays safe and I will pray for some rain for California.
Question on the CMT Trains, would you know the what the price range of the cars would be?
Tried Googling their name but did not see any new release information.
Could you post their name and address, if not could you email it to me?

Thanks:
Ronh

RonH

Don't Junk it, Make it Work!

 

RonH posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Here is another page.

CMT Page 7

Steve hope everyone stays safe and I will pray for some rain for California.
Question on the CMT Trains, would you know the what the price range of the cars would be?
Tried Googling their name but did not see any new release information.
Could you post their name and address, if not could you email it to me?

Thanks:
Ronh

Ron, check your e-mail.

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Steamer posted:

I was wondering about you Steve...my sister in law is in Orange, and the fire got to a mile from them before it shifted.

The 91 freeway and the Santa Ana River bed made for a super wide fire break for us. The fire started just of the 91 on the south side, luck for us the strong winds were blowing south and away from us, but moved the fire many miles south to the Irvine, Tustin and Orange areas.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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