Spring Mills Depot and N&W Caboose projectI

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Thu Mar 5 09:46:35 EST 2020

I have three SMP B&O pieces and they were all worth waiting for. These guys are okay in my book. Just be patient. I'm sure they now have to deal with the Corona virus in China now. You just can't predict this stuff. Be happy that someone wants to do it right.
Jim Kehn

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Spring Mills does have a new manufacturer.  They decided to move ahead with the DODX flats even though the B&O cabooses were next based on order of announcement because the flat cars are less complicated and they thought these would make a better first model for their new manufacturer.  I believe they are still hoping to get the flats out this year, with the B&O cabooses to follow and then the N&W cabooses after that.  The company is basically two guys, with their offices in one of their homes.  I ordered some B&O caboose parts from them several years ago, and when I talked to one of the guys at a show, he literally told me to send him reminder emails every two weeks, and he would eventually open one when he was home and had time to run into the basement and grab the parts.  So yes, communication is an issue with them, but I think it's more being busy and maybe a little scatter-brained as opposed to intentionally ignoring people.  I have one of their B&O cabooses and a couple of the canstock boxcars, and the models will definitely be worth it.  They actually tracked down and purchased an expensive can of paint ($40 I think) from the prototype company to match the color of green for the DODX cars, so they take their models very seriously.  I am going to assume that Athearn will continue making ICC cabooses so they can reuse parts of the tooling and still be correct.  I mentioned the N&W C3's to them a couple months ago, and they were aware of them as a possibility, so I hope we will one day see those cabooses from Athearn, but especially after BLI cancelled their CF project, my guess is Spring Mills is still going to be our best hope for nice plastic steam era N&W cabooses, unless Tangent surprises us someday, but I don't see them doing all of the class variants Spring Mills is doing, at least not all at once.Marty Flick
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Sent: Wednesday March 4 2020 7:02:23AM
Subject: Spring Mills Depot and N&W Caboose project

To all:
Has anyone received an update from Spring Mills Depot and the 
disposition of the N&W caboose project,
especially in light of the manufacturing shutdowns in China due to the 
Eric Raitch
Gainesville, Va

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