Current News

A new year!  We have a number of offerings planned for 2013!  Our first Made in America item, the Keyser Valley Caboose kit in two variations, is scheduled for release in early February, and will be followed by the Pennsy Class G32C Gondola kit.  Our next XIH Boxcar release is a couple of months away and will feature some new schemes as well as the reissue of popular previous schemes.  The next X58 Boxcar release should appear sometime over the summer.  And various Sovereign Modeler Series releases from additional Sovereign Modelers will be offered.

Springfield show!

We will be exhibiting at the annual Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield MA on January 26 and 27.  Come visit us in the Mallary Complex building at table 157-G!

Railroad Model Craftsman has a review of the X58 Boxcar in the November 2012 issue.  This latest issue from the Newton NJ based publisher was delayed due to fallout from Hurricane Sandy.


Here are the winners from the ESM-Facebook Photo Contest!  Click on the thumbnails below to see the large photos.

1st Place
1st Place - David K. Smith, "Somewhere in New Jersey"

2nd place
2nd Place - Ed Kapuscinski, "X58s in Holidaysburg"

3rd Place
3rd Place - Dave Vollmer, "G26 at Spruce Creek"

Each of these photographers received a compementary ESM Company Car!  The 1st Place prize was the ESM 25th Anniversary X58 Boxcar; the 2nd Place prize was the ESM 2011 XIH Boxcar; and the 3rd Place prize was the ESM 2010 XIH Boxcar!  All three of these photos, along with some of the other entries submitted, will be featured in our Facebook cover pages in 2013.


On The Horizon

The upcoming XIH Boxcar run will feature two new CP Rail schemes, new variations of previously-released schemes, and new road numbers on some earlier popular schemes.  The contents of the fifth release will be:

  • #003001 - ESM 2012 Holiday Car (ESMX 2012)
  • #225104 - Magor BAR "State of Maine" c.1950 (BAR 2208)
  • #225403 - BAR "State of Maine" large reporting marks (BAR 2532)
  • #225703 - Penn Central (PC 350544)
  • #225704 - Penn Central (PC 350570)
  • #225803 - Conrail ex-NH (CR 350527)
  • #225904 - Canadian Pacific (CP 35259)
  • #226101 - CP Rail (CP 35087)
  • #226102 - CP Rail (CP 36335)
  • #226403 - Okee Inc. freight car red (OKEX 6012)

Here are engineering drawings of some of the new artwork in this release:

ESM 225703
#225703 Penn Central
With roofwalk, without heater.

ESM 225704
#225704 Penn Central
With roofwalk, without heater.

ESM 225803
#225803 Conrail (ex-New Haven)
Without roofwalk, without heater

ESM 225904
#225904 Canadian Pacific
With roofwalk, with heater

ESM 226101
#226101 CP Rail
With roofwalk, with heater

ESM 226102
#226102 CP Rail
Without roofwalk, with heater

The ESM Holiday Car was first announced last month and the production run will be limited.  See your favorite dealer to place a reservation.

At the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show, we will have pilot samples of the upcoming XIH Boxcar release on display, as well as decorated pilot models of the Keyser Valley Caboose and G32C Gondola, and current in-stock schemes of the G26 Mill Gondola and X58 Boxcar.


In Development

The next two kits in our Made in America series are being developed.  One of them is the return of a resin kit that was popular yet discontinued years ago.  We have acquired the rights to the model, and are making some minor modifications before returning it to market later this year.  More information will be revealed as the project progresses.


The Wrap-Up

Click on the YouTube icon above to watch our latest videos!  Also look us up on Facebook!  We will be posting there regularly with past and current product tidbits, but most of the in-depth future product information will be revealed here in this publication.  The Link of the Month in the info boxes at the upper right features interesting and fascinating sites showcasing the best of N scale -- of modeling techniques, operating layouts, and reference information.  We encourage you to visit and explore.

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ISSUE #30 - JAN 2013


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