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For matters of the record, ExactRail does source our N-scale trucks from a vendor in China. For what it is worth, we also source our wheelsets from this same vender. By the way, this Chinese vendor also supplies the wheelsets for Intermountain, ExactRail, BLMA, Fox Valley, Reboxx, and most likely for Atlas going forward, and others as well. For ExactRail, it is the one of only a very few things that have outsourced tooling for our models. Best regards,Blaine HadfieldVice President, ProductExactRail
So this is wrong? />Or did something change, just asking.
Per Pullman-Standard "bow-tie" roof, the tooling is being CNC machined in our Orem, Utah facilities as I write. If you follow us on Facebook, you may remember a picture of our new CNC machining center. The N-scale Pullman-Standard roofs are the first tooling cut on this new machine. There are approximately 350 hours of machining time left for the mold. After which point, we will put the molds into our injection molding presses for first articles. If the articles are approved, then we will move forward with production injection molding immediately thereafter.
The wheel sets announced in with the video are still coming. If you haven't seen the video, the link is: />We are actually cutting wheel sets now, the specialized equipment which will assemble the four wheelset parts is now beyond the prototype stage, and we anticipate an HO Scale release prior to the end year. The N-scale release will follow with an announcement thereafter.I did not mention our new wheel sets in my previous post because we haven't actually released them yet.
Ed Kapuscinski wrote: "First, ER isn't doing all their manufacturing in the US. I know, for a fact, that their trucks come from China (the land of no copyrights...)."I am not quite sure what you are trying to imply with this comment, but this kind of talk has come up from time to time, and I believe it deserves a response. When you say that you know for a fact that ExactRail's N-scale trucks come from China, where does this kind of factual insight come? Comments of this kind imply inside knowledge, and I am interested to know from where it comes, especially when you attach to it the phrase 'the land of no copyrights?'
Micro-Trains makes their products in the US and they still sell through LHS and dealers. Nice try though,Phil