Friday, April 27, 2012
We’ve been working on many new things here in Durango for you. Spring season doesn’t mean time to slow down, it seems we’ve been busier than usual! In this edition, we will share some history about another version of the C-19s and 2-8-0 locomotives. We also have an upcoming appearance now in Arkansas in May. We have also received the boxcar and stockcar shipment here on our doorstep!
We would like to welcome Arkansas Traveler Hobbies in Bald Knob, AR to our Dealer Network. To help introduce SoundTraxx and Blackstone Models to his product line, George will be visiting the store on May 12th giving a few clinics on using Tsunami decoders and installing Tsunami decoders as well as answering your questions! If you are nearby, be sure to come in to see him and see first hand how to get the most from your decoders! For more information on clinic times and to sign up to attend, please contact them at 501.724.5326.
With the new run of C-19s and 2-8-0 locomotives coming in early 2013, we wanted to share some of the features of these unique locomotives with everyone. This time, we will speak a bit to the #401, Class 70 Denver and Rio Grande Locomotive. Blackstone is pleased to be the first company to ever offer a painted ready to run version of a class 70 locomotive of the D&RG as it appeared frequently from Durango to Alamosa during the 1910s and into the early 1920s.
These cars are a new run of 6 road numbers for each of the boxcars and stockcars, optionally available factory weathered. These cars are high in demand, so be sure to contact your local hobby shop to ensure you get some for your collection!
B340130(W) #3328 FG Herald (Lt Fade) B340228(W) #5669 FG Herald
B340131(W) #3426 FG Herald (Hvy Fade) B340229(W) #5723 FG Herald
B340132(W) #3587 FG Herald B340230(W) #5825 FG Herald
B340133(W) #3743 FG Herald B340231(W) #5605 B2/3 Herald
Next Blackstone Models shipment will have the All-New East Broad Top Hoppers along with the second run of Passenger Coaches and the third run of the Narrow Frame Tank Cars. This shipment is currently expected to arrive here around the first week of June. Be sure to visit http://www.blackstonemodels.com/ for more information.
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