I am continually seeking to develop new models, improve old ones..sometimes to the point of distraction. However, sometimes a special request gets me motivated, or another modeler doing something. Two cases in point:
I recently decided to make the EMD SW9/1200 EMD switcher since it's so common, and after successfully making it (and still making improvements) a Canadian modeler said "Boy it sure would be nice to have an SW1200RS.." This is the GMD (Canadian) built and specially modified version of the SW1200. It rides on Flexicoil trucks so those were put together. Well it really didn't take too much to modify it, so I have added that to the product line.
A replica of the private car "Puget Sound" was recently completed, and it turned out quite nicely. Those windows are clear "glass" made of decal film, but the dome is Krystal Klear. This was originally a Great Northern Ry. Dome Coach so any GN or Amtrak modelers may want one. I'll be adding it to the product line as soon as I can validate the truck design as it will also need the talgo trucks.
In other news-- I'm testing some tiny 1/32-inch thick x 1/16 diameter round magnets from K&J Magnetics, These are made of "N52" grade and are stronger than the regular ones. These guys seem to work pretty well, and it takes 2-4 to hold a car reasonably in place on the track. Necessary for the un-powered models especially.
Thanks for reading, and Happy T-Scale Modeling!