Locomotive K36 .. Blackstone -
A NOTE FROM THE MANUFACTURER:
Pre-Production Photos Here: http://blackstonemodels.com/loco/k28-36project.php
Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who continue to support Blackstone Models and Hon3 model railroading as a whole.
We apologize for the long duration of time that has elapsed without an update for the much anticipated release of the “big mikes” projects.
We will work harder in the future to keep our loyal customers informed about the progress of these models.
Both model locomotives are still active, on-going projects which are being worked on by the staff at Blackstone Models & SoundTraxx.
Drawings of the actual models have been completed, with only a few minor revisions needed before they can be sent off to our manufacturer for further review. We are working with a well-respected member of the model railroad industry to help us complete these revisions and move the project forward in a timely manner.
It is our hope to have all of the drawings (3D renderings) of both the K-28 & K-36 Mikados finalized by late spring. Once this has been accomplished, we will have a better idea of a potential timeline to release as well as any possible changes in suggested retail price.
As a teaser, we’ve included views of our K-36 model as it’s currently drawn. These above renderings give you an idea of the detail level that will be offered on the model.
Of course these are subject to change with the on-going production process.
Release Date has been changed by Manufacturer to - Unknown at this time .. Run Still in Process - Updated 08-08-16
This Information is directly from the Manufacturer
This release will include four K-36 Mikados that survive to this day
Nos. 481 and 486, which are in service on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and Nos. 483 and 489 at the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
Also part of this release will be No. 485, which was scrapped after meeting its demise in the Salida turntable pit in the early 1950s.
These ready-to-run models will be equipped with a road pilot, doghouse, precision can motor, maintenance-free LED lighting, and a DC/DCC SoundTraxx� Digital Sound Decoder�.
There are "No Weathered Versions available on this Run"
All Versions are "Painted and Lettered" with Road Numbers