There have been some (not a ton, but enough to warrant a formal response here) questions about the forthcoming book, UTLX Steam Era Tank Cars by Stephen Hile. The book is in the final editing phase and all signs point to it being available at the end of January. As soon as everything is finalized, details will be posted here. It will be a hardcover work, approximately 200 pages in length, with many drawings, numerous color photos, a number of tables, as well as tons of black and white photos.
In addition to the book news, there are a few new decals sets (and if you haven’t seen them, there have been many others released in recent months – see older posts below).
We are running a reprint of Prototype Railroad Modeling, Volume Four. Pre-orders are now being accepted. More details may be found by clicking the link above. Some images of the subject matter may be seen here: Images from PRM Vol. 4
Lost in the RPM Chicagoland preparations and the work to get the FOFC reprints in the works, I have kind of ignored the new decal sets. So, here they are (all HO scale):
We are in the process of reprinting four of the Focus on Freight Cars series that are currently out of stock. There is a discount for pre-ordering. Discounted pre-orders will be accepted through October 25th. The reprint runs are significantly smaller than the original runs and there is no guarantee of reprints after that. Books will ship the week of November 6th and electronic downloads will be available immediately.
All titles can be viewed at the Books & Journals page
Don’t forget about the new decals… scroll to the last post for more information.
Prototype Railroad Modeling, Volume Four has arrived from the printer. This weekend will be devoted to getting them in the mail, along with a few other outstanding orders as we get caught up. We also received another package this week: decals from Cartograf in Italy. There are some new decals available, as well as one reprint that was out of stock.
We are happy to announce Prototype Railroad Modeling, Volume Four. Pre-orders are now being accepted. More details may be found by clicking the link above.
There are kits in stock for the following:
Other older Speedwitch offerings will be back in the fold this summer. There are a few new things in the offing, too. Stay tuned!
The last installment in the Focus on Freight Cars series, Volume Eleven: Express and Head-End Cars, is available for pre-order. Details may be found by clicking this link.
Also, our SALE runs for a couple more days (through the end of the month). Scroll to the next post for details.
From now through the end of the month we are having a sale on all decals and Pressed Steel Tank Cars. For the decals, enter coupon code “DECALS” at checkout to receive 20% off your decal purchase. The Pressed Steel tank cars are “pre-discounted” so all you need to do is put them in your shopping cart.
Lastly, we have added some DT&I gon part and decal sets. Click here for details
The next volume of the Focus on Freight Cars series is being printed. Ordering information, including the pre-publication discount may be found via this link.