Thrall 54' Coil Car Update

September 23, 2020 11 Comments

This Monday, DHL delivered a box of goodies to our door.  Thirty seconds later, Schon (shipper extraordinaire) transported this box from the receiving area, between the stacks of centerbeams, through the N scale product shelving, past the shipping desk, into a door marked EMPLOYEES ONLY, walked about 30 feet and handed the box to me.  I gave an enthusiastic Ooooooh and then placed the box onto the floor and went back to work on other things that needed to be done.  Sometimes opening goodie boxes have to wait a little longer.  A few hours later I opened the box with my trusty orange handled boxcutter that has been in my possession for about 15 years.  This boxcutter was passed down by a former coworker of mine named Mark.  This was before I worked at ExactRail and...

Maybe I should just stop and get to the point?  But first here is a photo of my boxcutter:

Isn’t it great!

Inside the box were production samples of the long delayed second run of the Thrall 54’ CoilShield & Protector Coil Cars.  These are now in the final assembly stage of life and should be on the water in about two to three weeks.  As long as they get here at a reasonable pace and don’t get stuck for three weeks at customs like the centerbeams did, we should be looking at a November release.

 

Hooray for everything!





11 Responses

Elijah Nazimek
Elijah Nazimek

September 24, 2020

Can We please get Some CN Coal Porters For Ho in platinum? I would buy the run!

John Biedzynski
John Biedzynski

September 24, 2020

“… transported this box from the receiving area…through the N scale product shelving, past the shipping desk…”
Is this perhaps a slight hint that you’re planning to release these in N scale, or is it a subtle reminder that N scalers are still second-class customers?

Kim Ervin Fokken
Kim Ervin Fokken

September 24, 2020

I would like notification when they are available in HO scale. I will want to order one.

Jim Cornelius
Jim Cornelius

September 24, 2020

I second Rod McKelvey’s comment, and express the same sentiment for the Thrall center beam flatcars and the Trenton Works bulkhead flats. Sure would be nice to all, or at least some, of these in N!

Michael Schladant
Michael Schladant

September 24, 2020

When can we preorder?

Wolfgang Sprung Jr.
Wolfgang Sprung Jr.

September 24, 2020

I have 1 of these from the first run and will get 2 more in Conrail and 1 for NS. These are fantastic looking models.

Luis Arroyave
Luis Arroyave

September 24, 2020

Great news!!! hurry up guys, I am desperately waiting for them, just kidding!!!
Now I know they’re really coming

Mark TAYLOR
Mark TAYLOR

September 24, 2020

Great, excellent cars!

JOHN R SIMPSON
JOHN R SIMPSON

September 23, 2020

This is GREAT news and just in time for me to pay for on my AMEX card after I just paid it off!
Looking to get the NS Protector w/ conspicuity and the lone CSX Blue Repaint!
You guys rock,
Now, all we need is an ALL-NEW Announcement of a never done Freight Car by EXACTRAIL !!! Com’on let’s roll!

Rod McKelvey
Rod McKelvey

September 23, 2020

Would love to see these in N Scale one day?

Douglas Watts
Douglas Watts

September 23, 2020

Thanks for your update.

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