Saturday, December 5, 2009


Distribution of the 38s is continuing with 60% of orders now filled.

The response to the release of the model has been nothing short of overwhelming and the stage has now been reached where the only locomotive numbers that we have available for sale are 3801 (in green) and 3830 in both sound and non-sound models.

Remaining stocks of all other numbers are required to meet existing orders.

The factory has advised that the sound board for the CTH trailer is now underway and as soon as it is finished it will be installed in the already completed trailer car and the finished CPH/CTH set dispatched from the factory. No delivery date has been supplied yet but it will be after Chinese New Year.

The reasons for the delay involves the separate decoder which is being installed in the CTH trailer car. This is a single function decoder which will provide control over the CTH car's internal lights and will allow DCC users to turn the internal lights on and off using a DCC function.

There apparently was some problems between the factory and the supplier of the chip and these had to be resolved before manufacturing could proceed. This has now been done and final manufacturing and assembly is proceeding.

More later when a definite delivery date is available.