Hi Folks,

I cut the UPS tags for most all paid orders on Monday. We are picking and packing these orders and 1/2 have shipped on Monday 2.11 and the rest will ship 2.13. I hope they arrive un damaged, but if so, just email me if you need service. Every single set and car is spoken for. It's really been crazy trying to keep up with orders. I guess that's a good thing.

We will be announcing more trains in the near future. Thanks to all of you that support these projects.

Thanks again Scott and BobH.  This train has been at the top of my want list since I got into O scale 30 years ago!

Wish I knew more about the Atlantic Coast Line passenger trains, that would be my next "want"!!!

VistaDomeScott posted:

Any pics guys?  Awaiting my set to arrive.

OK, I'll take the bait (and leave it to the OP to start a new thread if he wants to). 

Here are a few pictures of the three cars from my six car set that I have unboxed. The perspective in the first photo makes it seem that these might be a 21", an 18" and a 15" car but obviously they are not:

TRIO

The photo above gives a fairly accurate impression of the finish, which is painted to represent stainless steel. In the ones below of the observation car it is either too shiny or too dull compared to the actual model:

OBS2

OBS-MARKERS

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sdmann posted:

Hi Folks,

I cut the UPS tags for most all paid orders on Monday. We are picking and packing these orders and 1/2 have shipped on Monday 2.11 and the rest will ship 2.13. I hope they arrive un damaged, but if so, just email me if you need service. Every single set and car is spoken for. It's really been crazy trying to keep up with orders. I guess that's a good thing.

We will be announcing more trains in the near future. Thanks to all of you that support these projects.

Scott,

Have you ever considered in making the Phoebe Snow 8 car set.

VistaDomeScott posted:

Those are spectacular!

Yes, agreed; spectacular is the word. There are a few cosmetic issues but a couple of things to note:

1. No “dead spots” in the internal LED lighting as with older GGD 21” cars, which is an improvement Scott said would be made.

2.  The GGD passenger figures inside are OK but the quality of these cars practically cries out for more and better figures that do not look like they were made for reclining chairs. Not sure I am ready to open up any of them for this purpose but the Sun Lounge car needs attention . . .

As a side note, I wish all passenger cars came without figures, but 3 railers ask for them. When you remove them, the chairs are left damaged from the glue. If Scott takes them from future productions, it could help prices but I bet many will see that as a "removed" feature.  I'm ok w them as long as Scott can keep on making these gifts for us. 

Hancock52 posted:
VistaDomeScott posted:

Any pics guys?  Awaiting my set to arrive.

OK, I'll take the bait (and leave it to the OP to start a new thread if he wants to). 

Here are a few pictures of the three cars from my six car set that I have unboxed. The perspective in the first photo makes it seem that these might be a 21", an 18" and a 15" car but obviously they are not:

TRIO

The photo above gives a fairly accurate impression of the finish, which is painted to represent stainless steel. In the ones below of the observation car it is either too shiny or too dull compared to the actual model:

OBS2

OBS-MARKERS

Beautiful!!!  Mine should be here any day now.

What did you have to do to put Kadees on them?

I'm getting 3-rail cars but run on code 148 2-rail track, so I need to (1) put Kadees on and (2) remove the center rollers.  That means no lights so (3) I'll have to figure out how to light that gorgeous OBS car's rear end!

When I saw the diner photo I almost went into shock, WHAT'S an antenna doing on top of (my) SAL car?!?!?!?!  But the only photo I can find of a real one kinda shows an antenna on the roof,either that or there's a handrail behind the car and it's an optical illusion.

Bob Delbridge posted:

Beautiful!!!  Mine should be here any day now.

What did you have to do to put Kadees on them?

I didn't (install Kadees). What you are seeing on the rear of the observation car is the scale coupler that comes stock on this particular car. It looks like a Kadee but I am not sure it is. The other couplers are the stock GGD 3 rail style.

I'm getting 3-rail cars but run on code 148 2-rail track, so I need to (1) put Kadees on and (2) remove the center rollers.  That means no lights so (3) I'll have to figure out how to light that gorgeous OBS car's rear end!

Sacrilege! These cars were meant to run with full lighting. But I assume that you can power them off the wheels with an appropriate DC-DC conversion module. 

When I saw the diner photo I almost went into shock, WHAT'S an antenna doing on top of (my) SAL car?!?!?!?!  But the only photo I can find of a real one kinda shows an antenna on the roof,either that or there's a handrail behind the car and it's an optical illusion.

No, that's no illusion; there is an antenna there. Shows up slightly better in the additional photo below:

IMG_6319

I have not researched the prototype sufficiently to know whether the antenna is completely accurate but I have learned to trust how streamlined cars are rendered by the best HO car builders, whose research I have consulted for other named trains. In this case I have found the below images, which although not of the same car as GGD modeled nonetheless show the antenna in place:

SAL6112-1

SAL6112-3

 

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Thanks!  I'll be running lights (are they LEDs???) off a battery (no power on my rails) at some point, the rear lights on the OBS anyway, don't care for that operating room appearance the lights give in O scale cars.

Bob Delbridge posted:

Thanks!  I'll be running lights (are they LEDs???) off a battery (no power on my rails) at some point, the rear lights on the OBS anyway, don't care for that operating room appearance the lights give in O scale cars.

Here's a thought: Some Importers have been known to have an ON/OFF switch on the bottom for lighting. A nice option, I think....or you could get a couple Doctor figures to sit in your cars. 

Simon

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@T1Titan_ZachF posted:

Where can you purchese these? I have been looking for that Sun-Lounge for years to complete my Lehigh Gorge Special (It was on the train) 

The Sun Lounge was only part of the six car set. I pre-ordered mine at least a couple of years ago. While I suspect that they are sold out at GGD you might try contacting them or one of their dealers.

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