Update on the Springmill Depot preorder of N&W Caboose

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Fri Jul 20 14:44:23 EDT 2018


I have yet to have a Chinese supplier deliver on the original schedule.  As a model railroader you should be used to this by now. 
I am sure that Bill has many bruises on his cranial region from this exercise. 

The cabeese and cabins will be here when they get here, not one minute sooner.  And there is not a lot Spring Hill can do to change it..... Unfortunately.  

Jim Stapleton
Northernmost VA

> On Jul 20, 2018, at 14:29, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> So sad to here this news.  I guess my trains will continue to run with "fake"  N&W cabooses.
> Walter Davis
> Youngsville, NC
>> On 7/20/2018 1:55 PM, NW Modeling List wrote:
>> I really hope that the N&W caboose don't take as long as the B&O caboose's. I ordered my I5's in June of 2014 and we're hoping to have them this year. They have done such accurate and beautiful work that I can't wait to see both the B&O and N&W models.
>> Larry Brown 
>>> On Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 12:01 PM NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
>>> Gentlemen:
>>> I got an update from Bill Carl of Spingmill Depot on the disposition of 
>>> the N&W preordered Caboose.
>>> Apparently things are screwed up in China at the moment.  But,it has 
>>> nothing to do with the trade war but rather the new environmental 
>>> regulations the Chinese government is implementing on -ALL- factories.  
>>> Bill stated that Intermountain has stopped putting dates on their 
>>> projects and instead are using status eg Taking Orders, In Production, 
>>> Shipping, etc.  He also stated that Rapido has posted some videos on 
>>> YouTube explaining the difficulties they are experiencing as well.
>>> Also, capitalism is working in China as their factory had a lot of 
>>> workers who did not return after the Chinese New Year because they took 
>>> higher paying jobs at other factories.  So the  plant manager is working 
>>> through several issues and they are trying to assist him where they can. 
>>>   Bill said that he is working toward sending a mass email soon 
>>> explaining some of the finer details.
>>> He has no dates at the moment but believes the cars will arrive in the 
>>> following order:
>>> B&O I-5 cabooses (Alton, GM&O)
>>> B&O I-1/2/3 cabooses (Alton, GM&O, SIRT, BC&G, B&OCT, etc)
>>> DODX flat cars
>>> N&W cabooses
>>> Eric Raitch
>>> Gainesville, VA
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