Re: [Z_Scale] New Rock Star at Ztrack
- I appreciate your update Rob, It was loaded with wonderful news.
"Mike D." <zscaletrains@...> wrote:
Rob, Thanks for your update this is all good news, and it couldn't have come
at a better time!Your the Best! Thanks for all you do to help!
>Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Where is Robby? AZL Ztrack updates!
>Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 09:26:53 EDT
>I'm here! LOL!
>Sorry for being so quiet lately. I have been focused on the next issue of
>Ztrack. We have also started the July/August issue.
>I guess an update is overdue. First, let's go with a new product update the
>we will be making this weekend. Swiss Z Lines (and you thought I was going
>say AZL) is releasing their long awaited SBB Re 6/6 electric locomotive. I
>have a full press release in the next day.
>As for the SD70s, we have seen some delays in Ajin. AZL has asked for some
>minor modifications be done to the SD70s based on the feedback from the
>release. We are in the testing phase of the modifications. I hope to have
>information in the next 30 days. As of now, I am completely out of SD70s.
>we start rolling again, we hope to have all previous releases as well as
>new BNSF and UP Flag in stock.
>The preproduction run of the GP7s has been tremendous. Ztrack sold out of
>UP and PRR. Ajin has supplied AZL with additional PRR GP7s which we do have
>in stock. Again, we are looking at least a month out before we start seeing
>standard run. The next two roadnames will be ATSF and Nickel Plate.
>We are hearing from Bowser that the Bethgons are at the packaging stage,
>still require assembly. I wish we had a date since we are LONG over due on
>these cars. The first roadnames are NS, CSX and Conrail. This delay has set
>all future AZL rolling stock releases. The good news is that AZL has made
>plans to move forward and new rolling stock in being planned. Sorry, I
>Hans Riddervold, owner of AZL, has asked that I set the record straight.
>There has been discussion on the list concerning MTL's GP9 since AZL did
>In 2005, AZL did inform MTL of their decision to make GP7s. This was a full
>year before the MTL announcement.
>Okay, on to other things. Ztrack Intermodal, aka Sgt Tim, is working on the
>next run of Thralls. Tim is in the process of testing containers and paint
>the next run. Stay tuned!
>Ztrack Craftsman Kits have done very well. Robert Ray is working on another
>run of center beams to fill orders. Once we have these filled, we hope to
>work on an all new kit. Again, stay tuned!
>Next, due to the weakening dollar, Ztrack has been forced to increase our
>prices on the HTM line and Gaugemasters. Sorry! Prices do go into affect
>immediately. John Cubbin will be updating the prices on our web site in the
>Now for some vague information. Ztrack has a few surprises in store. In the
>next few days, we hope to have another product announcement. Ztrack is
>with the talents of a major manufacturer (don't want to give this away
>Sgt Tim and John Cubbin to release a special accessory line that will
>your choice of a kit version or ready to run and the accessories. Our goal
>to have all items ready at time of the announcement.
>Finally, Ztrack has another surprise. But you are going to have to wait
>the end of June or July. I can say this, stop by the Ztrack booth at the
>Detroit NTS to purchase yours!
>Okay, was this enough information?
>Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
>6142 Northcliff Blvd.
>Dublin, OH 43016
>phone/fax: (614) 764-1703
>Distributor American Z Line
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