Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bowser SD40-2F Red Barn Update

Like many others, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Bowser SD40-2F Red Barn. Earlier this year, it was announced they would be available by December.

I asked Lee English of Bowser Trains for an update. He told me that a new body sample is due in the middle of December. The new body has some minor changes and a big change--open grated steps.

The estimated time of arrival is now February, 2017.

As for other Bowser HO offerings, Lee says the M636 is in final tooling. It will come out after the Red Barn.

The delivery of the second batch of SD40-2s is due in late January, 2017.

As for the much-anticipated RS3, Lee says that design and tooling is "moving along very well." He adds they will announce the Canadian versions next year. This will include chop noses with correct side filters.

1 comment:

  1. John,
    Roll-on Feb 2017 for the SD40-2F. I'm waiting on an Athern EMD SD40 from the USA - it is hard waiting...particularly when the SD40 will be my first 'Sound' DCC model...cannot wait- guess this is the same for you with the Bowser Red Barn. Cheers. KEV.