Update :: How about a CNR-specific GS gon?

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(Will we get these in S? I hope so! Photo from the Canadian Freight Cars site. Click on the image to visit)

Jim King at Smoky Mountain Model Works has sent me an update on his GS gon project

The SP/UP cars that folks want me to produce have 5-foot sides; the CN cars are shorter and show much of the door mechanism. SP cars do not. I really don’t want to get into a wide variety of cars BUT if you “Canada guys” can pool your interest to justify a CN-only car, I will consider it. I need at least 50 car kits reserved to justify the time and pattern cost to make new sides, etc.

This would be a better option for those of us working in 1:64 than the detail kits discussed earlier. Even the detail kits would be grand, but actually having a CNR prototype-specific model can’t be beat.

If you are interested in these cars, then now is the time to speak up! You can contact Jim directly, or you can use the “comments” section of this blog post to provide input and I’ll forward it to Jim, with your email address so he can follow up.

Jim is also looking for more information on the CN versions – specifically…

1 – The differences from a standard GS gon (such as the UP/SP model he’s doing).
2 – He could also use help with the artwork to get lettering produced – for both CNR and CPR models.

Again, if you can help with these two requests, you can contact Jim directly, or you can use the “comments” section of this blog post to provide input and I’ll forward it to Jim, with your email address so he can follow up.

Can we make up 50 orders, as a community? I think so. I like to build permanent loads in open cars – I think they look better than removable ones – so I could easily justify 10 on my own to create a five-car loaded and empty block of cars from the quarry in nearby Hagersville.

Think about it, and let Jim know…

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