NS 8772 - NS 8835 - NS 8840 - NS 8888 Delivered
The announcement by ScaleTrains.com that they would be recreating the unique NS C40-9 "Top Hat" locomotives was one of the most exciting announcements ever...for me. Nicknamed for the prominent appearance of the air conditioner on the spartan cab of these units, the Top Hats were some mean looking machines that were fun to photograph nearly new in 1996, the year I model.
Today, 4-29-2020, the four versions I ordered arrived! NS 8772, NS 8835, NS 8840, and NS 8888 are now on the Meridian Speedway roster.
Simply put - they are beautiful models! No disappointment with this ScaleTrains.com release.
A second package arrived today as well. This was an eBay score from seller emd710. Atlas 20,700 gallon tank car DOWX 4743 is from the original release of this model in May 2007. This acquisition is part of my effort to increase the number of generic "data only" tank cars and hopper cars to the fleet. I am pleased with this find.