As mentioned previously on this blog, I asked S Scale SIG forum members about sources for appropriate railway baggage wagons in 1:64. To make a long story short, I’ve ordered three kits from Port Lines Hobby Supplies. These are kits specially produced for Port Lines by Banta Model Works.
(O scale model shown. Click on image to visit Banta’s website)
After placing my order, Doug Peck at Port Lines emailed to inform me:
Order received for the Banta Baggage Wagon kits. I am presently out-of-stock on these, but I already have an order in to Banta to do me a special run of the kit, and he agreed to do so. I would expect to receive them within 2-3 weeks, at which time I will fill and ship your order.
Two to three weeks? That’s very good news indeed. Much better than “Sorry – that’s no longer made.”
(Thanks Doug – I look forward to my kits!)