We have our very first AZL new product announcement video online! I had the opportunity to interview Hans Riddervold of AZL today. Han's has provided insights on a few upcoming projects. See for yourself at:
Awesome! The R-70-20 reefer is definitely a car I've wanted, hoping that Intermountain would eventually come through with their cancelled announcement. But I know that AZL will do a fantastic job and I'll be in for several numbers of the BNSF and ARMN for sure. Would buy the green BNFE's if they make it in a subsequent run eventually as well. The rest I'll have to do some research on to see.
And the rest of the announcements are exciting too. Out of my era for the most part but I'll be glad to see those F's in action and the Super Chief too.
One question...will AZL be doing the last version of the R-70-20's that were modified and equipped with the Carrier reefer units and modified end/roof areas? The BNSF and ARMN and maybe a few others (NRDX Cold Train I believe was another) got this treatment in the late 90's/early 2000's I believe is the timeframe.
Thank you Hans Riddervold (AZL) for the quick response. It should be a fun modeling project to do the conversion so no biggie. I appreciate your reply though so I can buy more to do the conversion versus waiting and missing out.
I will also put in my request for a future run: 1. BNFE Green/"Western Fruit Express" (very similar decoration to the BNSF car, with BNFE reporting marks and green paint) 2. BNFE White/Burlington Northern/"Western Fruit Express" (essentially the same decoration as your orange BN car, just on a white car.)
I really love that AZL is doing these cars. Thanks for making these "cool" cars a reality.
SP and WP F7s look great! I'm really surprised about all the road specific details you have for the F7s. When you consider all the premium versions available in N scale, none of them have offered this level of detailing.
This likely would interfere with the function of the front coupler and add $10 to the model, but I'm going to ask anyways. What about a snow plow pilot?
Thank you Hans and Rob for this update!! I have been waiting for years for AZL to let us know what is to arrive in the future and for road names!!!! Did I hear Rock Island in an E8, sure hope it is the bicentennial unit?!