ExactRail will be attending Trainfest 2018 this weekend!
Operating since 1972 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Trainfest is one of the largest train shows in North America, occupying over 200,000 square feet!
This year, ExactRail will be located in booth 5211. Stop by to visit with Chris & Josh, see samples of recent announcements and purchase ExactRail products, including the recently released GSI 53'-6" Bulkhead Flat Car.
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Public Show Hours
Building off the success of our popular GSC 53'-6" Flat Cars, ExactRail is proud to introduce you to the newest member of the family, the GSI 53'-6" Bulkhead Flat Car.
This weekend ExactRail will be attending the 2018 National Train Show. This year, Kansas City, MO is the host city of one of the premier model train events of the year.
Stop by booth 1809 to visit with Chris & Dan, see samples of new announcements and purchase ExactRail products, including the recently released Gunderson 7466 Wood Chip Gondola.
Kansas City Convention Center
Halls A, B & C
301 West 13th St
Kansas City, MO
Public Show Hours
We are pleased to announce a new release of 12 road numbers of the popular HO Scale Gunderson 7466 Wood Chip Gondola
ExactRail's Gunderson 7466 Wood Chip Gondola is one of ExactRail's most- loved freight cars. With hand-etched wood grain for perfect weight and tone, the 7466 accurately recreates the prototype's composite wood panels and I-beam frame on your layout.
Built in 1965 for service on the Southern Pacific, the Gunderson 7466 was seen throughout the SP system and North America. Now under secondary ownership, these cars can be seen today via roads in a variety of service.
ExactRail's Gunderson 7466 stands on its own as a masterpiece of HO Scale rolling stock.
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On Friday, July 27th, word reached ExactRail that our primary manufacturing partner closed their doors. Immediately I flipped my desk over, put my fist through a wall, kicked a garbage can filled with ice resulting in a broken toe, then went to the produce section at the local Walmart and wept in front of the apples for a solid 20 minutes.
Okay... None of that actually happened.
Except I did break my toe in 6th grade by kicking an ice filled garbage can (ask me about it later).
Our factory has in fact closed their doors. There are still many questions left to be answered and steps that need to be taken. We are already in the process of moving forward with a new factory and we are very excited about the future with them.
As for the status of projects that have been announced recently: The N Scale AutoFlood II Hopper is on hold as we move that project to a new factory. We have been told that the HO Scale GSI Bulkhead Flat car production was actually finished last week but is still sitting at the now closed factory. We expect these to be on their way to us soon.
Thank you to the many ExactRail customers all across the globe that continue to support us. Also, thanks to those that work in this hobby that have offered support and guidance while we work our way up the Cliffs of Insanity. While you may be our 'competitors', we are all part of the same amazing model railroading family and it is an honor to share the industry we love with you.
There are many great products available now and we have a new release coming very soon, so stay tuned! Rest Assured that even with this speed bump ExactRail has a lot of exciting things coming down the pipe that we can't wait to share with you!
I look forward to reading the exciting conspiracy theories that will be posted below and on the forums while eating the bag of salty, tear seasoned apples that I was forced to purchase.
ExactRail is excited to announce the new GSI 53'-6" Bulkhead Flat Car in HO Scale.
Building off the success of our popular GSC 53'-6" Flat Cars. ExactRail is proud to introduce you to the newest member of the family, the GSI 53'-6" Bulkhead Flat Car.
Looks can be deceiving, on the outside this car looks similar to the run of flat cars we produced in the past, however as far as the bodies go, about the only thing reused is the center sill. New tooling for the sides, ends and decks were made to accommodate the bulkhead ends and to match the prototype. The 8'-6" bulkheads, like on the prototype, drop down into the body of the car to create a strong union.
The cars come with either 42' or 43'-3" truck centers, high or low brake wheels as well as different grab iron configurations.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy - '1967 As-Delivered': The CB&Q took delivery of 50 bulkhead flat cars from GSI in 1967, numbered 95200-95249. This initial delivery included a return stencil to a U.S. Gypsum facility in Sperry, IA. These cars had a 42' truck center arrangement with a low mounted brake wheel on 8'-6" high bulkheads. Will be available in 9 road numbers.
Burlington Northern - '1975 Repaint': The Burlington Northern amassed a large collection of GSI built bulkhead flat cars from many of their predecessor roads. While many of these cars lasted until their death in the as-delivered paint many were repainted by the BN. Soon to be available in 18 road numbers with 42' truck centers, 8'-6" bulkheads and low mounted brake wheel.
Rock Island - '1966 As-Delivered': Initially the Rock Island built their own bulkhead flat cars, but during the mid 1960s GSI began to fulfill this need. We have recreated an example of a 50 car delivery from 1966 (91825-91874). These cars had 42' truck centers, 8'-6" high bulkheads and a high mounted brake wheel. Will be available in 6 road numbers.
Chicago Great Western - '1974 Repaint': This small group of 10 cars (3011-3020) were painted in a attractive CNW style paint scheme. While this car looks similar to the other cars in this release with the 8'-6" bulkheads, it has a completely different body that has 43'-3" truck centers.
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