Re: Future Blackstone Cars
- Please forgive me for jumping in, but this is Nancy from Blackstone
Models and SoundTraxx and I feel I MUST make a statemetn regarding
this email, as I feel it may be misleading.
While I am thrilled that Craig is so excited about our freight cars,
I must correct a couple of things.
Craig cannot be 'in the process of ordering for the 2nd run' since we
have made no announcement to our dealer network (including Craig)
about part numbers, road numbers, heralds, pricing or availability.
He can also not take orders for any of the other cars announced for
the same reason.
I can confirm that it is our desire to produce some additional Stock
Cars and Boxcars relatively quickly and will announce the pertinent
information within the next month. Until then, please understand
that any order you place with any dealer will be speculative only -
we cannot accept those orders at the factory at this time. Our
dealers will all be notified in due time and our website updated with
the new information within a day or two of them being notified. Once
you see part numbers announced, you may safely order!
Again, thanks to Craig for his enthusiasm, but he is getting ahead of
himself and us!
Thanks so much for all your support!
In HOn3@yahoogroups.com, "bedunlevy" <bdunlevy@...> wrote:
> I received the following e-mail from Craig Stewart at Narrow Gauge
> I am shipping your Blackstone Box Cars today 11-3-07 Saturday.
> You will want more of these Box and Stock Cars - They are
> We are in the process of ordering for the 2nd Run with - Stock &they
> Box Cars
> 3-4 Additional Road Numbers each.
> Delivery Date for the 2nd run of Box & Stock cars is Dec 2007 -
> say there is aopportunity
> chance of the 2nd run being delivered by Christmas - or soon after.
> Let me know immediately if you would like to jump on this
> to get more of the Stock and Box Cars. Blackstone is sold out ofNov-
> 1st Run.
> Second Run will be all new Road Numbers.
> Also taking orders for the following:
> 6 Road Numbers - 6000 Series Flat Cars Blackstone - Release
> Dec 2008 -Nov-
> 6 Road Numbers - Long Caboose DRGW - Release
> Dec 2008 -1st
> 6 Road Numbers - Hi Side Gondolas - DRGW Release
> Quarter 2009 -Release
> 6 Road Numbers - Drop Bottom Gondolas
> 2nd Quarter 2009 -
> Will invoice for these when we get Item Numbers.
> Hope to hear from you soon.
> More good things to come.
- I or Jeff will be happy to let you all know.
As a matter of course, dealers are notified first so they have part
numbers and pricing in their systems and are not 'blindsided' by folks
calling them up for items they know nothing about. A web update and
general announcement to our customers usually follows within a few
days. I can tell you that nearly all the freight cars ordered have
shipped to our dealers (other than those whose orders are holding due
to illness, vacation or the like) so you should see your cars shortly!
We hope they bring much joy!
Comments from those who have already received their cars gave them rave
reviews. My son and I have 2 dozen cars coming to us and will no doubt order
more when the next group is released. I have 7 of your mudhens and he has 3
and we have been very impressed with the quality of your models. He operated
today at the Interchange Operating session today in McKinney, Texas and ran
some of your new cars along with his locomotives. He told me tonight the new
cars operated flawlessly.
Thanks for producing these top-notch models.
Paul Richardson, MMR
Purgatory & Devil River Railroad
Ride the P&DR on the web at:
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN THE GUEST BOOK
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- Nancy and Jeff:
You folks deserve a massive vote of thanks and a
general round of applause for the effort invested in
both the HOn3 K-27 locomotives and now the box and
This afternoon one of our Slim Gauge Guild members
picked up his pre-order RGS #455 "after the wreck"
K-27, eight (8) various numbered and painted box cars
and six (6) stock cars. With out ceremony the
locomotive and all 14 cars were placed on the Club
layout, a token caboose added and then without further
inspection proceeded to run over all of the Club's
narrow gauge and dual gauge trackage, including grades
of 2.6 to 3 percent without a single fault or problem.
It must be noted that we found some scenery (recently
installed) that affected the Mudhen's progress, but
that was not a fault of the locomotive.
We were all impressed and agreed that these products
absolutely qualify for "out of the Box" Ready To Run.
You folks at Soundtraxx have really out done
yourselves and done all of us in the Hobby a great
service. I seriously doubt any new person who wishes
to model in HOn3 will have any of the problem previous
modelers have experienced in this scale and gauge when
using your products.
PS: For any who might be interested I will post
photos of this run and lots of new scenery and
backdrop construction in the GALLERY section, Slim
Gauge Guild album of the hobby-trains.com web site,
after our open house Sunday. The layout will be open
for our semi-annual Open House" from 10 to 7 Sunday
and 6 to 10 PM Tuesday evening.
Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
While you're here. I have built two of your laser cut passenger cars,
your latest kits with the resin roofs. I thoroughly enjoyed building
them, they look great (I still have to paint the second car) and they
are light enough so that I believe my locos will be able to pull a
string of them up a grade, they struggle with my brass set. But a
string of them I do not have, just a half San Juan consist. So is
there any chance you will make a matching RPO and Parlour any time?
And how about making those resin roofs available as a stand alone?
- Wow, now there's a pleasant switch. A manufacturer that doesn't wants
us to commit to ordering things before they are committed to be
produced, but wants us to wait until they are ready to advertise them.
I applaud Blackstone for this, as opposed to the "buy a pig in a
poke" committments that others are insisting upon before even
agreeing to make a model !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
--- In HOn3@yahoogroups.com, "soundtraxxnw" <nw@...> wrote:
> Please forgive me for jumping in, but this is Nancy from Blackstone
> Models and SoundTraxx and I feel I MUST make a statemetn regarding
> this email, as I feel it may be misleading.
> While I am thrilled that Craig is so excited about our freight
> I must correct a couple of things.
> Craig cannot be 'in the process of ordering for the 2nd run' since
> have made no announcement to our dealer network (including Craig)
> about part numbers, road numbers, heralds, pricing or availability.
> He can also not take orders for any of the other cars announced for
> the same reason.
> I can confirm that it is our desire to produce some additional
> Cars and Boxcars relatively quickly and will announce the pertinent
> information within the next month. Until then, please understand
> that any order you place with any dealer will be speculative only -
> we cannot accept those orders at the factory at this time. Our
> dealers will all be notified in due time and our website updated
> the new information within a day or two of them being notified.
> you see part numbers announced, you may safely order!
> Again, thanks to Craig for his enthusiasm, but he is getting ahead
> himself and us!
> Thanks so much for all your support!