On the Cumbres & Toltec, August 2015
Ray Kaminski

Yes, it was a long trip, but very worthwile. Our heartfelt thanks to the entire Houston Convention Committee for a great Narrow Gauge Convention. Contest models and photos were better than ever and the clinic rooms were packed. Attendees had surprises galore in the vendor rooms. Our customer’s surprised faces meant the special sales were well received. A happy “welcome” to all the new friends who stopped by our tables — and may these friendships continue. Several notes now that we’re back and unpacked:

  • Customers who placed backorders — we’re getting restocked as fast as we can and will notify you when your order is ready to ship.
  • Blackstone Reefers (this is the latest info) are in transit to Durango (9/15) and should arrive there about October 1. We’ll get our order about 6-12 days later — then we’ll begin notifying everyone about their shipping.
  • People ordering PanPastel sets — we’re getting them shortly and will fulfill all the Convention orders first — then the orders placed after 9/7.
  • We did sell out of several of the new ECONAMI® models but should be restocked by 9/30 to fill your orders.
  • KMP Models next S Scale offering will be the Steam Yarder. I’m told this new kit will have 65 new castings. Master molds are finished and production is beginning. We’ll be accepting pre orders for this kit as of 10/1 — price TBA.
  • The Papal visit to Philadelphia (9/26-27) is already causing potential shipping and movement problems between 9/23-29 as major sections of the City as well as several of our main Interstates will be shut down or traffic limited. I will try to get packages moving as I can, but the Pope gets a little more preference that myself. Your understanding is appreciated.

Upcoming Shows: Berea, OH — Gardiner, NY — Timonium, MD — Syracuse, NY — Get more details on our Shows page.

Mark your calendars: the 2016 National Narrow Gauge Convention will be in Augusta, ME September 7 thru 10. We will definitely be there. Watch for a link on our website shortly or go to nngc2016.org

— Ray

Next Show –

October 3/4 — Berea, OH

Great Berea Train Show @ Cuyahoga Cty Fairgrounds.
Info at www.div4.org

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