January 18, 2018
Happy New Year to
everyone. We hope that everyone had a happy and safe holiday season.
Our past few months have been extremely busy at Allegheny Scale Models.
We have been working on several new O Scale, HO Scale and Large Scale
collections, as well as restructuring and updating our inventory systems.
We will be adding new models to our website incrementally as we move
forward, so please check back on a regular basis. As most of our
customers are aware, preparing pre-owned models for resale takes quite a bit
of time and effort. We review all of our models carefully so that we
can accurately describe them to our customers and so that we can price them
fairly. We are currently focusing on both our O Scale and HO Scale
collections. Our O Scale "Special Edition" models have been very well
received and we expect to have several new models at the upcoming Chicago
March Meet. Our HO inventory of both brass and ready to run models has
grown significantly. The "New Listings" page is a fast way to check on
the newest models that are available. Also, please let us know if there is anything you are
specifically looking for.
We hope that everyone had a great summer. We have just returned from the Eastern PA O Scale show in Strasburg, PA and the O Scale National show in Rockville, MD. As always, the shows provided us with the welcome opportunity to meet with many of our customers and colleagues. At the National show we gave a well received clinic on the current state of the O Scale secondary market, with a focus on valuing available models. Based on our experience over the past few years, we are very encouraged by the response we have seen in the purchase of both the new and previously owned models that are available in O Scale. We will next be attending the Indianapolis O and S Scale Show on September 20-22, 2018. We will have available a selection of both O and S Scale brass models from recent collections. We hope to see you there.
At ASM we have been busy working on a number of new collections, and over the next few months we will have available additional models in HO, S, O, and Large Scale. We have a large collection of HO Scale vintage brass and new ready to run models, and a unique collection of O Scale custom finished locomotives and passenger trains. We will also have available a large selection of out of production O Scale brass rolling stock models.
We have continued to work on our series of upgraded brass "Special Edition" models . Our first offerings were in O Scale, and included a Baltimore & Ohio S1 2-10-2 from OMI, a Nickel Plate Road S3 Berkshire from U.S. Hobbies, a New York Central H10b from U.S. Hobbies, and a Missouri Pacific 2-8-2 converted from a Sunset USRA Heavy Mikado. Our objective with these models is to offer our customers a reasonably priced model that runs great and is a little more distinctive than those generally available. In the case of our O Scale pieces, we make significant model upgrades which generally include new drives, ball bearing gearboxes, Pittman can motors, LED lighting, new details, professional custom paint, Kadee Type E couplers, and prototypical weathering.
Some photos of our O Scale "Special Edition" models are included below. Our newest offerings include a Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 oil fired late Challenger, an AT&SF 3100 Series Mikado 2-8-2, a Baltimore & Ohio Class P7 4-6-2, a New York Central Class L2a 4-8-2, and a Western Maryland Class H9a 2-8-0. We currently have a Chesapeake & Ohio Class K4 Kanawha 2-8-4, a second Missouri Pacific Heavy Mikado 2-8-2, a New York Central Class S1b Niagara 4-8-4, a Nickel Plate Road Class H6a Mikado 2-8-2, a Nickel Plate Road Class S2 Berkshire 2-8-4, a Southern Pacific Class MT-3 Mountain 4-8-2, and a Union Pacific FEF-3 Northern 4-8-4 under construction.
Our current show commitments are listed on our ASM homepage. We are continuing to update the ASM website with a revised listing format and additional photos. The new listings present the information for each model a little more clearly.
Thank you again for your continued support.