Post by Hans Riddervold (AZL) on Feb 11, 2018 8:49:38 GMT -5
No reservations yet. The sets will consist of 11 cars as it did in the early 50s. We will make 4 complete sets out of the original 6. The only add on car is the PRR 10-6 Sleeper Silver Rapids that was attached to the CZ consist in Chicago. All F3s locomotive consists are prototypical as well.
Hans...will we be able to buy just single locos? I am happy you are offering the prototypical sets but would be interested in buying separately as well. Also, will the 4 complete sets be offered all at once or over time? From the reading I have been doing, it seems that the consists were somewhat specific to each railroad. Will you be offering them that way and let us know ahead of time of each car in each consist?
Dave, The railroad contributions to the CZ were based on the run mileage for each road and generally for each train the roster was split between the roads. A good discussion is at: cs.trains.com/ctr/f/3/t/40619.aspx
It would be interesting to know which cars are in the various sets, but not particularly relevant.
Post by Hans Riddervold (AZL) on Feb 12, 2018 3:42:13 GMT -5
Think about the Zephyr as a one time release. The F3s will be sold as follows: D&RGW F3A 5521 and F3B 5522, AZL 62915-1 D&RGW F3A 5524 and F3B 5523, AZL 62915-2 WP F3A 801A and F3B 801B, AZL 62916-1 WP F3B 802B, AZL 62916-2 CB&Q F3A 9960A and F3B 9960B, AZL 62917-1 CB&Q F3A 9960C, AZL 62917-2 There could be changes like a single WP F3A offered as well. And we did make the D&RGW PA/PB in brass way back
As I am a "static" collector and not a rail modeller, out of curiosity: what happens if three AZL locomotives are put in lead of a convoy? I see WP typical consist for the Zephyr was F3ABB. I mean: as the three locos are all powered, will there be any impact on the overall train speed?
Post by Hans Riddervold (AZL) on Feb 13, 2018 9:43:30 GMT -5
We will revisit all the details when we get closer to releasing this exciting run. That includes the details about the different sets. Also, locomotives will be sold separate of passenger car sets. I think we are planning around 400 sets and 75 of each CZ locomotive, but this may change. Will everything be released at once? No decision yet, but probably in 3 batches.
... And we did make the D&RGW PA/PB in brass way back
I missed this line before! Does this mean you plan for more runs? If yes, is there any chance, when things get better, to see them in injection as well? like the F3s runs, that was perfect! There was enough for everyone!