On July 19th at the Collinsville, IL RPM Meet, ExactRail announced an all new product in HO scale, the GSI 53'-6" Bulkhead Flat Car. At the time, we were expecting these to be delivered to us in late August or early September. We would then release immediately after.
On the morning of July 27th, the rug was pulled out from under our feet with the news that our factory in China had "closed". We knew that the production on the GSI Bulkhead Flat Cars was finished, or close to being finished when this happened. The next week we received confirmation that the production was in fact complete.
After some back and forth emails, delays, more emails, negotiations, emails, other delays, an email, and about four weeks of time, we finally have some news to share. This last week, we received word that the shipment of Bulkhead Flat Cars is now enroute to the land where fry sauce & caffeine free soda flows endlessly, that's right, all 53'-6" of these cars are on their way to Provo, Utah!
As long as our container of product doesn't fall off a ship in the Pacific, get pulverized in a cornfield meet in Nevada or run off the road by a student driver... we should be ready to release in a few weeks.
It feels good to finally be receiving something that had been stuck in development hell for far too long.
Other exciting news will be coming soon!