GGD SEABOARD AIR LINE SILVER METEOR (and PRR Cars) PRICES ANNOUNCED!!!

GG1 4877 posted:

If everyone is looking for a set of unskirted cars then it's not likely that this set will be offered in Amtrak for the amount of orders that would be received.  Just too much cost for such a low number of likely orders. 

SCL Budd observations did run in the early day of Amtrak.  The appeal to me of this set is that it's a way to get a small set of cars to fill in the gaps in my current Amtrak set such as the crew dorm and some variety on coaches and sleepers to balance my mostly PS smooth side fleet of GGD Amtrak cars.

Perhaps the alternative would be to request a set of cars from the Sunset Limited in Amtrak sans the RPO as they are all non-skirted cars and went into Amtrak Service.

I agree.  I just want some added individual Amtrak cars to mix in with my existing and ordered scale Amtrak cars.

Bob,,

Well it didn't happen in 2017 but it will in 2018. The problem has been that typically a run of passenger cars must be in the range of 1000 or so cars. There just aren't that many for the Meteor, but it will be combined with something else to come to the 1000 mark in 2018. Scott and I talked about this a week or so ago.

greg773 posted:

While on vacation last week, I took the train from Atlantic City to Philadelphia and coming home I was surprised to see that the Silver Meteor was departing Philly just a few minutes after my train

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I'll be taking it from Phila to Fort Lauderdale on March 7.

BobH,

Are GGD interiors painted or one-color (plastic?)?  I know I've seen a couple of interior photos of the SAL cars, just can't find them right now.  And I think I have the color diagrams from Warren Calloway, will look for those too.

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Folks,

Even though this is a very small production order, only 75 sets 2R and 3R combined, our factory wants to fast track this project in a few months. So if any of you haven't put in your order, now is the time. Yes, we use individually applied interior seats, chairs, tables and bars.  They are multi colored for your enjoyment. The windows are CNCed from Polycarbonate sheets and have stunning clarity.

Please see our web site for putting in your last minute reservations.

http://www.goldengatedepot.com...ervation.html#METEOR

Thank You,

Scott Mann - China

 

I've been seeing  a lot of posts about wanting cars in AMTRAK paint.  Has anyone asked Scott to do these cars in AMTRAK???  I think all of them were painted into AMTRAK once they took over the passenger car business.

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Bob Delbridge posted:

I've been seeing  a lot of posts about wanting cars in AMTRAK paint.  Has anyone asked Scott to do these cars in AMTRAK???  I think all of them were painted into AMTRAK once they took over the passenger car business.

I haven't asked him, I would definitely get some individual coaches in Amtrak if offered. I think the skirting would have to be removed for them to be prototypical for Amtrak. 

I did ask and the answer is no.  There has only been one serious request for an Amtrak set to Scott and I would have been the second.  The skirting would have been removed and now the factory is less willing to offer these variations than they used to be without significant cost increases.  There were more requests for individual cars, but not enough to make the extra road name viable.

All the cars did run on Amtrak and some of the sleepers and coaches made it into the Heritage Fleet. 

Jonathan Peiffer

 

GG1 4877 posted:

I did ask and the answer is no.  There has only been one serious request for an Amtrak set to Scott and I would have been the second.  The skirting would have been removed and now the factory is less willing to offer these variations than they used to be without significant cost increases.  There were more requests for individual cars, but not enough to make the extra road name viable.

All the cars did run on Amtrak and some of the sleepers and coaches made it into the Heritage Fleet. 

Ok good to know. Any idea of production schedule on this set?

Dj'sOgaugetrains posted:

Ok good to know. Any idea of production schedule on this set?

I can't speak for Scott on this, but we have reviewed the factory drawings and just verifying the names /  numbers that will go on each car.  The next step is graphics, which aren't too complex on this set, so production is likely this year still?  As everyone knows costs have increased in China so it's hard to predict schedule at this point.

Jonathan Peiffer

 

GG1 4877 posted:
Dj'sOgaugetrains posted:

Ok good to know. Any idea of production schedule on this set?

I can't speak for Scott on this, but we have reviewed the factory drawings and just verifying the names /  numbers that will go on each car.  The next step is graphics, which aren't too complex on this set, so production is likely this year still?  As everyone knows costs have increased in China so it's hard to predict schedule at this point.

Aaahh ok thanks for the update 

dj

Hot Water posted:
Steve Adby posted:

Any pics of the cars yet please?

If they are in production, how can there be any pictures of the finished cars?

I didn't say finished cars-I merely wondered if there are any production photos or any test shot pics to whet our appetite. 😊

GGD doesn't show pre-production photos anymore just like the other major manufacturers.  To often people, most who have no plans to buy a set nitpick the product to death before it has been released based on a partially complete product.  It causes people to needlessly cancel their orders only to wish they had not after the sets have arrived and the non-reserved sets have already been sold to customers with back-up orders.

I certainly wish it was different, but it seems that is the environment we live in.  This is especially true on this forum.  From what I have seen and collaborated on, it is going to be another fabulous set.  Wish I had the funds to have ordered a set. 

Jonathan Peiffer

 

GG1 4877 posted:

GGD doesn't show pre-production photos anymore just like the other major manufacturers.  To often people, most who have no plans to buy a set nitpick the product to death before it has been released based on a partially complete product.  It causes people to needlessly cancel their orders only to wish they had not after the sets have arrived and the non-reserved sets have already been sold to customers with back-up orders.

I certainly wish it was different, but it seems that is the environment we live in.  This is especially true on this forum.  From what I have seen and collaborated on, it is going to be another fabulous set.  Wish I had the funds to have ordered a set. 

Thanks for your nice reply, Jonathan. Yes, it's very sad when people get like that.....it's as though the internet gives everyone the right to interject and add their penny worth.

Interestingly, Lee Marsh, who produces the most unbelievably high quality brass items here in the U.K. does post progress pictures and it seems to work in his favour. If you go to his website, check out the Victorian Great Western Railways coaches he has produced....works of art!

I've really enjoyed reading your posts on this thread and very much appreciate you taking the time and trouble to respond. The Silver Meteor has always been one of my favourite streamliners and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I just wish the stock would come with couplers fitted!

Best wishes from the UK.

Steve.

 

I finally got my Mianne bench work and track down, now I’m in the process of putting in Caboose Industries Ground Throws.  While I’m waiting for the Meteor to get finished and arrive I’m going to run trains and make sure the track is functional.  Most of my switches came from Signature Switch and work fine, but I built 7-8 myself and need to make sure they don’t cause any derailments.  They’re a bit more bumpy than the Signature switches, but I’ve got them all on sidings where the speed is low.

Anyway, I can hardly wait.  This will be my first GGD passenger train!

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Bob Delbridge posted:

I finally got my Maine bench work and track down, now I’m in the process of putting in Caboose Industries Ground Throws.  While I’m waiting for the Meteor to get finished and arrive I’m going to run trains and make sure the track is functional.  Most of my switches came from Signature Switch and work fine, but I built 7-8 myself and need to make sure they don’t cause any derailments.  They’re a bit more bumpy than the Signature switches, but I’ve got them all on sidings where the speed is low.

Anyway, I can hardly wait.  This will be my first GGD passenger train!

bob, you will love your ggd train.

mikeg

Simon Winter posted:
Bob Delbridge posted:

I finally got my Maine bench work and track down

Bob,   I hope you meant you finally got your MAIN bench work and track down, and you didn't have to go all the way to MAINE for your lumber!

Simon

Oops, not that far north!!!  Fixed it.  I've done away with my desktop PC and now using my laptop and having a hard time with the keyboard!!!

Mike, I figured AFTER I had gone to the effort of scratch building a close facsimile this would happen.  Hey...maybe if I start on this:

sal pacific 2

we'll see one from one of the makers shortly afterwards.

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